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Elizabethtown, Pa., May, 1906. 


Extracts from Or. N. C. Schaeffer's Ad- 
dress. Dedication of Memorial 
Hall-March 5th, 1906. 
The excellent address by Dr. N. C. 
Schaeffer, delivered on the evening of 
March 5th, can not be published in full, 
BO we have chosen from it such parts as 
we think are especially important to our 
readers. His own words were as follows : 
Ladies and Gentlemen: Although I 
have passed Elizabethtown hundreds of 
times, this is my second visit. I cannot 
refrain from referring to the contrast. 
When I visited Elizabethtown the first 
time to attend a Commencement, it was 
held in a tobacco shed. That was the 
only place the churches of Elizabethtown 
bad for their young people who were 
about to graduate; but when I left the 
ball that evening I said to one of the 
Baptist Brethren, "If the churches of 
Elizabethtown are too good for the chil- 
dren to meet in, the time may come by 
and by when these churches may be 
empty." Now the conditions are very 
different This meeting is not held in a 
tobacco shed. You now have a place 
where your young people can meet, 
where they can oe trained, and where 
they can graduate and say their Com- 
mencement speeches amid proper sur- 
roundings; and I cannot refrain from con- 
gratulating this community upon the 

Sometime ago the Pennsylvania Legis- 
lature authorized me to employ an ad- 

ditional stenographer. I must have bad 
from twenty to thirty applicants for the 
place. It is a thousand dollar place; and 
yet, out of the entire list of applicants, 
there were only two who could write a 
correct letter. The rest could finger the 
key boards of a stenographic machine; 
but there were only two to whom I could 
say: "Answer a letter this way," or 
"Answer a letter that way," and they 
could walk to the machine and phrase the 
letter and bring it back to me, and make 
it safe for me to sign without reading it 

There are schools in this country, who 
go to girls in the kitchen and to girls in 
the factory, urging them to spend their 
fifty dollars for a course in stenography, 
and when they have spent their money 
and have taken their course, although 
they can touch the keys of that instru- 
ment, many of them cannot earn four 
dollars a week. There lies one of the 
dangers to education from manv of these 
so called special schools; and I want to 
emphasize rieht at the outstart the abso- 
lute necessity and importance of thorough 
training for any kind of work you are to 
do, if that sort of work is to pay you in 
the end. 

When I was quite a boy, through edu- 
cational influence and direction, I got far 
enough to try the county superintendent's 
examination for a teacher's certificate. I 
believe I got the best certificate that was 


granted that day, and you can imagine 
how tall and proud I was when I walked 
home that evening. The school directors 
offered me a school, although I was in my 
teens; but when I related the proposition 
that I had received to my father, this 
was his reply, "Du hoist mir ken schule; 
du gaeht in der schule;" and that settled 
it, and today I am profoundly grateful, 
for that decision of my father prevented 
tne from teaching school before 1 had gone 
through my course of study. He then in- 
sisted on it that I must go to school and 
get ready for life's work. Now, that is 
the lesson that I would like to impress 
upon the people who are gathered here 
this evening, especially upon the boysand 
girls who are within the hearing of my 
voice. It does not pay to go out into life 
half educated. You never rise to the top 
anywhere unless you educate yourself so 
as to hold your own in the competition 
with other people; and a mistake that so 
many parents make, is, that when the boy 
or the girl has had schooling enough for a 
chance to stand in a store,' to teach school, 
or perchance run the keys of a typewriter, 
they take these young people out of school 
and set them to earning money prema- 

Now right here, I would like to pay my 
respects to this institution. I have heard 
of winter terms, and of summer terms, 
and spring terms in connection with 
colleges and universities and public insti- 
tutions, but here you speak of a Bible 
term; and in the other German Baptist 
College of this State; I also hear them 
speak of a Bible term — to my mind, an 
indication of the stress that you are lay- 
ing upon that part of Protestantism that 
the Bible is the only rule of religious faith 
and practice. Now if that be true, then 
it follows that every boy and girl must 
be taught to read in order that he or 
she may get at the fountains of truth in 
that Book of books known as the Bible. 

A man who is illiterate or uneducated 
cannot adjust himself to the conditions of 
a complex life; and 1 confess to you that 
if 1 had to choose between my child hav- 
ing smallpox and my child growing up 
illiterate, 1 would choose the smallpox in 
preference to the illiteracy. But how 
about theschool virtues? While the buys 
are learning how to read and cipher, and 
while they are getting their lessons in 
Geography, Grammar and English Com- 
position, they are learning far more than 
these books contain. Every good school 
teaches the child to be punctual and 
prompt. Who wants a clerk in a store 
that is not punctual and prompt ? Every 
school teaches a child obedience if it is 
worthy of the name of school. And 
who wants an employee that will not 
obey? Every school teaches its pupils to 
be accurate, to be industrious, to be truth- 
ful, to be honest. You cannot think of 
a good school that does not impart these 
virtues; and I claim that a boy 01 a girl 
who grows up without the-e ordinary 
school virtues cannot hold a job in a store, 
in a factory, or in an industrial establish- 
ment, even though he knows the cate- 
chism by heart and can repeat entire 
chapters of the Bible. 

{To be (Jtmtinued) 

A Big Week. 

Baccalaureate Sermon on Sunday, June 
10, 7:30 p. m. 

Music program, Monday, June 11. 7:80 
p. m'. 

Alumni Association will render a pro- 
gram, Tuesday, June 12, 7:."0 p. in. 

Class Day program, Wednesday, June 
18, 2p. m 

Special address to be delivered to the 
coi i.iai graduates, Jons 13, 7:80 p m. 

Commencement proper, on Thursday, 
June 14, 9 a. m. 


The motto of the society is "Excelsior." 
This is appropriate because all our ses- 
sions are interesting and profitable. 

March 2d, we enjoyed a trip to Wash- 
ington, D. C. We visited the Capitol, 
and Library, National and Medical Mu- 
seums and Monument, President's Home 
and the Zoological ( Jarden. After view- 
ing many fine landscapes and sights we 
reached College Hill, much elated over 
our trip. 

Our new members are Misses Hallie 
Campell, B. Mary Royer, Anna Rover 
and Mr. L: B. Earhart. More new mem- 
bers are expected in the near future. 

Some questions that we have debated 
are the following : Resolved, that the love 
of money leads to more crime than anger. 

Resolved, that men would be happier 
if private property were abolished and all 
things held in common. 

Resolved, that the influence of women 
contributed more to civilization than that 
of man. 

Resolved, that the discovery of Amer- 
ica was more henericial to the world than 
the invention of the printing press. 

March 2d we were favored by a sym- 

Who was the greatest general and 
which served his country best, Caesar, 
Alexander, the Great, or Napoleon. 

April 13 marked the fifth anniversary 
of the Society. It was fittingly observed 
by a special program. The most inter- 
esting feature was a rich address by Prof. 
•I. Allen Myers, of Juniata College. Under 
the direction of Prof. Wampler, the 
Ladies' Chorus, Glee Club, and Chorus 
Class rendered suitable music. 

Mr. Glasmire, one of our music. students 
is our chorister. He is a hustler and has 
some musical treats in store for us. 

L. D. R. 

Sunday School Meeting Notes. 

An interesting Sunday School meeting 
convened in the Elizabethtown College 
Chapel, on the afternoon of January 20. 
In the absence of Elder J. M. Mohler, 
the devotional exercises were conducted 
by Brother Reuben Sboyer, of Ohio. 

The first topic, "The Real Value of the 
Sunday School," was discussed by Bro. 
George Henry, the State Sunday School 

The main values emphasized by him 
were : 

1. The knowledge gained. 

2. The number of souls reached. 

3. The qualified church workers pre- 

Mrs. B. F. Wampler read an excellent 
paper on "The Intrinsic Value of Music 
to the Sunday School." The value of 
music in teaching and moulding childish 
minds was beautifully set forth. 

Another fine paper was read by Sister 
Lydia S. Gibble, of Palmyra. Subject of 
paper, "How may the attendance in the 
Sunday School be best Increased?" 

The fourth topic "Give essential quali- 
fications of an efficient Sunday School 
Teacher," was discussed by Brother H B. 
Mohler, of Dillsburg. 

"The Value of a Bible Term to Sunday 
School Workers," was discussed by Bro. 
S. Z.Witmer. 

The general discussions of this meeting 
consisted of fifty-five short talks. Many 
of these talks were given during the 
Question Period. Eight questions of in- 
terest to Sunday School workers were 
profitably discussed during this period. 

Martha Martin, Sec'y. 

Prof. J. A. Myers' address, April 13th, 
was pungent, practical and powerful. He 
spoke from himself, not from books. 
There was no undigested matter — no 
pumping, just a steady flow from the 
artesian depths of knowledge and philos- 
ophy. The lecture was intensely enjoyed. 


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I. N. H. BF.AHM. 




SPECIAL editors: 

Local Editor, - - ANNA HOLLINGER 

Society Editor, - - - - L. D. ROSE 


Managing Editor and Business Manager, 



J. Z. HERR, 

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Commencement in June. 

How about a college lake? 

One Hundred and Eleven Students ! 

The Bookkeeping department is busy. 

Attend Commencement, June 14, 9. a. 

Prof. Herr went to see bis parents, Feb. 

Miss Myer visited her mother, Feb, 24 
and 25. 

Prof. Meyer has a number of large 

"To be great is to be misunderstood."— 

Miss Anna Hollinger is the new local 

Miss Myer's grammar classes are large 
and lively. 

Prof. Meyer attended a funeral near 
Ronks, Feb. 21. 

Mr. Martin is pushing the Shorthand 

The students of the Bible department 
are working well. 

There are 36 members in the Elements 
of Pedagogy Class. 

The Typewriting department is sharing 
its proportion of progress. 

The class of '06 is a handsome one. C. 
M. Neffis the president. 

Prof. Davis has a number of large and 
interesting classes in mathematics. 

It was a treat to see so many old stu- 
dents at the Society anniversary. 

Prof. Herr has some deeply interested 
students in Ornamental Penmanship. 

Severn! items crowded out of March 
number are inserted in this issue. 

There is much interest centering in 
College class work this Spring, as usual. 

The day students are nicely accommo- 
dated in Memorial Hall. They appreciate 
it too. 

Bro. S. P. Engle and Prof. Wampler 
purchased the new piano. They are good 

The College is delighted to have bo 
many teachers from this community and 

What can you do to aid the College 
Library? Tell it sweetly and promptly 
to Bro. Reber, chairman of the library 


Read Extracts from Dr. Schaeffer's 
excellent address, delivered at our dedi- 
cation occasion. 

Bro. Beahm has promised to attend 
love feist at Fast Berlin, May 5 and one 
in York, May 13. 

Miss Jones a teacher of Juniata county, 
is the first student to enroll from that 
beautiful county. 

Commencement orations are in soak. 

They should he well saturated with 
worth, weight and wisdom. 

Profs. Davis and Herr attended Miss 
Ilcrtzler's fine program on Feb. 17. Prof. 
Davis conducted a general information 


The Botany class is doing some excel- 
lent work. Gathering ami analyzing arc 
becoming to be daily duties. 

J. F. Graybill was advanced to the 
second degree of the ministry, Thurs- 
day, .March 15, in Harrisburg. 

Bro. Graybill is a good student at the 
college. Sister Graybill is doing good 
work in the culinary department. 

Prof. Wampler helped Bro. Hertzler 
sow oats all day April 21. The pro- 
fessor can farm as well as sing. 

Prof, and Mrs. Wampler have been 
doing some interesting work in connection 
with Elizabethtown High School. 

We have much interesting music at this 
time. The singing on various public 
occasions has been greatly appreciated. 

H H. Stayer having been called sud- 
denly to Maryland, resigned his position 
as janitor. He may return in the fall. 
At any rate he has not moved his effects. 

The Mennonite brethren have had a 
remarkable revival in their church near 
the College. About 100 confessions. 
Elder Mack preached. 

D. C. Reber, H. K. Ober and I. X. II. 
Beahm are taking care of the Bible work. 
The latter is thinking of taking some 
weeks for special preparation in the 
reasonably near future. The vacation and 
change will also be good for him. 

"Close to this thriving borough is 
located the Elizabethtown College, a 
classical institution for the higher educa- 
tion of both sexes. This institution is 
one of Elizabethtown' s youngest efforts, 
but with a location that is a perfect dream, 
with a faculty that is painstaking and un- 
tiring, this latest venture of a progressive 
spirit is hound to succeed." — From North 
End Addition P.ooklet. 

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College President in Michigan to Give 
Boys their Choice. 

The "Brimstone brigade will have to 
suspend operations," said President 
Dickie to the students of Albion college, 
according to a special dispatch from 
Albion, Michigan, to the Cincinnati Com- 
mercial Tribune. The president talked 
on the subject of cigarette smoking. 

"At the beginning of the term, when 
the students came in to pay their tuition 
fees at my office," he said. "I made a list 
of all those on whom I smelled tobacco as 
I sat behind my desk. The worst of the 
offenders in this respect have gone, but 
there are some left." 

Dr Dickie stated that he still had the 
list in his possession, and that next term, 
those of the "Brimstone brigade," as he 
termed it, who came up to his desk to 
pay their fees and who still smelled of 
tobacco would be asked to put their 
money back in their pockets. 


Our College Times is nov\ entering upon 
its third year. The paper has been of 
great service to the College, and a matter 
of much interest to the friends of the 

The paper is not self-supporting, but 
our Managing Editor, Professor H. K. 
Ober, is very desirous to make it self- 
supporting. I hope be may succeed ere 
long. We enter upon the third year 
more hopefully than upon the first. We 
sincerely trust that the number of sub- 
scribers may increase, that the paper may 
be still a greater means of making friends 
and nf keeping them in touch with the 

Let us have more items of interest fron 
the field. 

It takes a wise man to discover a wis. 
man. — Diogenes. 


Slant and Vertical Writing. 

Vertical writing came, it conquered, 
and in turn was conquered by that which 
is better than it or its predecessors. It 
came as a protest against extreme slant 
and angularity. It being itself an ex- 
treme rotundity and uprightness,, it could 
not remain long unchanged. As a con- 
sequence the compromise between no and 
much slant, between angularity and 
rotundity, between extreme largeness 
and smallness, between heaviness and 
daintiness is here, and here to remain 

Vertical writing emphasized legibility 
ami simplicity more than they had ever 
before been emphasized, and in so doing 
did a good work; a work which will live 
today, and will continue to live in its suc- 
cessors. It did much good, some harm, 
and passed as a potent factor in penman- 
ship. Such, also, was the fate of the 
Spencerian, the angular style, and the old 
round hand. Each paved the way to 
something better. 

We will now takeinto consideration the 
philosophy, physiology and psychology 
of penmanship. The simple lever, com- 
prising the power, fulcrum and weight, 
illustrates how large, heavy bodies are 
moved by comparatively little power. In 
other words, it shows how motion may be 
converted into force through the agency 
of the rest or fulcrum. In writing, the 
principle may be represented by the lever 
and pulley. The lever or string repre- 
sents the power, the elbow the fulcrum, 
and the hand the weight. Power is thus 
used to produce motion. It is nature's 
way of multiplying motion. The large 
powerful muscles of the upper arm and 
shoulder are used to multiply motion, 
and used to increase activity. The pen 
represents activity; power needs in act 
but little to move the pen much. Great 

power is necessary to sustain and contml 
the hand representing great activity, for 
the pen in its flight during an hour or 
day travels a long way. This explains 

why it is so easy to create movement m 
writing and why it is so difficult to con- 
trol movement. The fulcrum represented 
by the elbow being so far removed from 

the weight represented by the pen, the 
control or management of the letter is 
correspondingly difficult When the little 
ringer is used as a fulcrum, the control of 
the pen is comparatively easy, but its 
propulsion is quite tiring. Hence the 
ease with which one learns to write with 
the linger movement, anil the result of 
tire and even paralysis when much writ- 
ing must be done with that movement 
lin we see where vertical writing finds a 
place; slow ringer movement Philosophy 
is somewhat against it. It is therefore 
plain why arm movement is hard to ac- 
quire, but easy alter it is learned, and 
why ringer movement is. easy to acquire 
but tiring after it is learned. The end, 
not the means, is what should be consid- 

The human body, particularly the 1 and 
and and arm, is a machine by which 
writing is done. To develop, can- im and 
train this machine, one needs to under- 
stand it, else injury may result. The 
parts most directly related to writing are 
the lingers, hand, lore and upper arm, 

and shoulder. These parts are c pose. I 

of hones, muscles, ligaments, tendon-. 
blood vessels, nerves, tissue etc. The 
nerves stimulate activity as well a- con- 
vey information, the blood vessels convey 
food to the muscles, bones neives and 
tissue. The bones serve as levers for 
action, and as a framework. The mus- 
cles are the agents of motion, acting upon 
the levers from the impulse from the 

nerves. The muscles whicl ive the 

fingers and op in and close the hand 
are situated in the forearm, the larger 
portion being in front of the elbow. 
The mUBCleS which move the forearm 
and cause it to act BS a hinge at the elbow 
are situated in the upper arm between 
the elbow and the shoulder. The mus- 
cles whnh move the upper and con- 
sequently the whole arm, are situated 


back, "ii top ami in front of the shoulder. 
1) ms il is thai the inusclss which move 
the forearm are situated on the upper 
arm ami somewhat removed from the 
member in action or being acted upon. 
These muscles are taught to act quite 
quickly and rapidly by correct and per- 
sistent training. You all know the make- 
up of the hand, and shall therefore not 
go into details. 

.Mind manifests itself through the brain, 
spinal cord, nerves and muscles. Brain 
seems to be the dynamo in which mind 
generates power or manifests itself. 
The spinal cord is the main channel 
through which the mind acts. .Nerves 
transmit energy and intelligence. Mus- 
cles act by means of stimulus from the 
nerves. We learned in the pyscbology 
class that the mental functions are de- 
scribed as feeling, knowing and willing. 
We first teel, see, hear, smell or taste. 
We next become conscious of these feel- 
ings or perceptions and know; we then 
desire to do something, and the act of 
doing is called will. As concerns writing 
the process is as follows : through the eye 
the mind perceives form; the mind be- 
comes conscious of said form and desires 
to produce it; the will says, "all right," 
and directs the muscles to perform that 
which the eye observed ami the mind 
perceived. We also learned of three 
actions; voluctary, involuntary and reflex. 
Keflex acts are those which become hab- 
itual, such as talking, walking, writing, 
etc. At first they are all conscious or 
voluntary acts. There are two kinds of 
nerves, sensory and motor, The hand is 
therefore in direct communication with 
the mind by these nerves which act as 
telephone or telegraph lines. This con- 
nection is so close, real and intelligent, 
that the hand is now very generally con- 
sidered as projected brain. The hand is 
also recognized as the ready servant of 
the mind, ever ready to do its bidding. 
So successful does this service or perfor- 
mance become through conscious thought, 

that the hand learns to do wonderful ami 
skilful acts almost unconsciously. We 
become skilful, graceful, good walkers in 
proportion to our careful, skilful practice 
in walking. We become good talkers if 
we give thought to substance and utter- 
ance. We become good penmen in pro- 
portion to our skilful practice of good 
penmanship in writing. The reason we 
have so much poor penmanship in the 
world is that people think very indefi- 
nitely about the forms they are endeavor- 
ing to execute. Think good forms and 
the nerves will convey the message to the 
muscles and they in turn will execute 
them on paper. This is pyscbology sim- 
plified but none the less scientific and 
trustworthy. Know good form, think 
good form, will good form, and you will 
soon learn to write good form. Vertical 
and slant writing are about on the same 
bases as far as psychology is concerned. 
We are glad that the vertical writing 
made its appearence. Let us give each 
its due, revere the memory of their var- 
ious authors, and push on facing the dawn 
of new conditions, adapting and develop- 
ing as did they, and thereby add our mite, 
be it much or little, to the general good 
of good writing. 

A New Name. 

.lust as we are about going to press, we 
learn that the Board of Trustees at their 
last meeting adopted a new name for the 
original building. The committee on 
name, consisting of S. 11. Her zler and 
T. F. Imler, reported "Alpha Hall.'' The 
report was adopted and the first building 
is now christened "Alpha Hall." 

The word "Alpha" is the name applied 
to the first letter in the Greek alphabet; 
therefore, it seems that the name is appro- 
priate. It also has euphony. 

Memorial Hall was built last but named 
first, so this is a case of the "first shall 
be last." "Alpha Hall," say it over a few 
times until you get accustomed to the 



Philology is a word of Greek derivation. 
It literally means a lover of discourse. 
Philology is the science of language. It 
divides into three great branches— Logic, 
Grammar, Rhetoric. Logic is the science 
of the meaning of language; Grammar is 
the science of the construction of lan- 
guage; Rhetoric is the science of the 
artistic phases of language. 

Every sentence has its logic, its gram- 
mar, and its rhetoric. And strange to 
say, logic, or the meaning, is just what 
the child studies first. It is this that 
is the most important; it is the basic and 
most potent element of language. The 
building of the sentence is only the out- 
come, or the evolution, of the meaning 
which is in mind. Rhetoric may be the 
rarest attainment. Fowler has appropri- 
ately said. "Logic plans the temple; 
Grammar builds it; Rhetoric adorns it." 

In classifying, we classify best by mak- 
ing sense or meaning the basis of classifi- 
cation. It is thus we have what is called 
logical association or logical classification. 

It is the thought side of language — the 
logic side— that should he emphasized in 
a scheme of education. Logic is generally 
supposed to be an outgrowth — a subject 
far off, difficult of attainment; and yet. 
there is nothing with which we are more 
familiar than we are with the meaning of 
words. And still, strange to say, perhaps 
logic is a subject for advanced effort, a 
gubject with which we are but slightly 
familiar. It is the first and last, and 
runs all the way through. That is, it is 
the paramount element of language. 

Grammar deals only with the single 
sentence. Logic deals with the finish of 
each sentence, relation and order of 

Logic may also be defined as the 
science of reasoning, and demands that 
the undercurrent of relation shall be kept 
in proper tact throughout the discourse. 

We may be unconscious of it, it may he 
informal; but everybody who speaks or 

hears speech is a student of logic, of 
grammar and of rhetoric. Yet a formal 
and careful, even extended study of each 
of these will prove a wise investment of 
both time and effort Every one should 
study philology critically and scientifically 
Language is man's greatest gift; there- 
fore it may well take a central place in 
any complete course oi study. Language 
is the best instrument of thought. It is 
the highest readiest, speediest and most 
powerful agency of soul expression. It 
is the mind on wings. Emerson says : 
"Speak that I may know thee." St. John 
says: "In the beginning was the word, 
the word was with God, and the word 
was God." 

The Music Department of Elizahelb- 
town College has been assuming larger 
proportions in a number of ways. The 
teachers in charge of the department are 
very grateful to the Board of Trustees for 
their willingness to provide equipment in 
the department, so that the work may 
progress, and we trust will prove a bless- 
ing, not only to those who are engaged in 
the study of music at this place; but that 
the influence of the work may reach the 
homes, communities, Sunday schools and 
churches represented here; and bring a 
richer praise service into our churches 
and Sunday schools; and ultimately 
result in a more glorious praise of our 
Father which is in Heaven. 

B. F. W. 

Messrs. Ziegler, Eshlernan and Bom- 
berger have been, we regret very much, 
kept from school on account of illness-; 
but we are very glad to learn that they 
are improving nicely Boys, we miSE yon 
on College Hill. Come back as soon as 
you can. 

Psychology i8 hard ; but one feels en 
couraged when he remembers that gold 
\g harder to mine than coal. 


Dedication of Memorial Hall. 

Our new building, known as Memorial 
Hall, was dedicated on the evenings of 
March 4th and 5th. 

The religious session held on Sunday 
evening, March 4th, was opened with 
prayer by Elder H. H. Hertzler of Eliza- 
bethtown. The main dedicatory sermon 
was delivered by Elder J. H. Longen- 
ecker, of Palmyra. Bro. Longenecker, as 
usual, was full of the spirit and his sermon 
teemed with interest and excellentadvice 
Elder Jesse Ziegler followed with a short 
sermon appropriate to the occasion. The 
meeting was closed with prayer by Elder 
S. R. Zug. 

The educational session held on the fol- 
lowing Monday evening was presided 
over by Elder Ziegler, President of the 
Board of Trustees. This meeting was 
opened with prayer by ElderG. X. Falk- 
enstein of Elizabetbtown. After the ren- 
dering of the "Dedication Song," which 
was both composed and set to music by 
our musical director, Prof. B. F. Wampler, 
a "History of the early Inception, growth 
and Present Condition of our College," 
was read by Miss Myer. The addresses by 
Dr. E O Lyte, of Millersville, and Dr. N. 
C. Bchaeffer, State Superintendent of 
Public Instruction, were of an excellent 
nature and were highly appreciated by 
all. The short addresses by distinguished 
visitors in the audience — Mr. Samuel 
Hershey, of Philadelphia, Elder S. R. 
Zug, Pastors Miller and Hoverter, of Eliz- 
abethtown. Wilmer E. Kurtz, of Lancas- 
ter, Prof. Kob, Principal of the Elizabeth- 
town High. School and S. Z Witmer, of 
Beverly, were quite timely and well re- 

Elder T. F. Imler, of Norristown, 
showed his wonderful ability as financial 
manager at both sessions of the dedica- 
tion. The collections taken on the two 
evenings amounted to $234.68, for which 
we express our gratitude to all who so 
liberally contributed. 

The music on both evenings was under 
the direction of Prof. B. F. Wampler. 
The different selections that were sung on 
Monday evening deserve special mention 
for the nature of the pieces and the ex- 
cellent manner in which they were ren- 

Elizabeth Myer. 

Classes of 1906. 

The following named persons are can- 
didates for graduation at the approaching 

1. College Preparatory Course.— I. E 

2. Cour«e in Pedagogy.— Luella G. 

3 Bible Course.— Elizabeth Zortman. 

4. English Scientific Course. — May 
Dulebohn, Ruth C. Stayer, R. VV. Schlos- 

5. Commercial Course. — C. M. Neff, 
Roy Engle, Nellie Hartman, Win. Foltz, 
H. H. Ney, VV. H. Thomas, C. S. Liven- 
good, H. C. Keller. 

D. C. R. 

Is It Possible ? 

Those who are five minutes late do 
more to upset the order of the world than 
all the anarchists— Sat. Evening Post. 

Just easy? To understand the child 
perfectly is to understand the great prob- 
lem of education in all its utility and 

Mr. Budd Stull is our representative 
from Ohio.— The first Buckeye student. 

Dr. Reber has an excellent article in 
The Inglenook of April 24. 

Prof. Herr's article in this issue is worth 
careful study. 

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The student body is rapidly increasing, 
The enrollment for the Spring term being 
111. It is the largest in the history of 
the College. 

The following persons who taught in 
the public schools last winter are at pres- 
ent among our number as students: Misses 
Eftle Shenk, Anna Heisey, Anna Morn- 
ing, AnnaGruber, Laura Groff, Sue Buck- 
waiter, Lillian Kisser, Ada E. Jones, 
Tillie Boozer, Mabel Martin and Naomi 
White; Messrs Ralph Sehlogser, Elmer 
Ruhl, Geo. H Light, Amos Geib, Clay- 
ton Frey, W W. Gibbel, Abraham Mar- 
tin, Isaiah Oherholtzer and Wendell 

The anniversary of the Keystone Lit- 
erary Society was well attended. We 
were very much pleased with the pres- 
ence of Misses Carrie Xeff, Mary E. Her- 
tzler, Mary Heisey and Messrs. Charles 
Shoop, Harry Lehman, Ober Morning, 
and John Stayer, all of whom were for- 
mer students of this place. 

The Arbor Day exercises rendered on 
Friday. April 20th, by the class of 1906 
were very much enjoyed by all those 

The two Tennis courts on the College 
Campus are regularly rilled during recrea- 
tion period. This affords healthful recre- 
ation for the ladies as well as for the 

Miss Annie Crouse who has been one 
of our number at college for quite a while 
has gone to her home and her position is 
being rilled bv Miss Mary Young. 

Mrs. Sadie C. Weller of Parkesburg, 
was at college last Saturday, the guest of 
Mrs. Frank I'.yer. 

Miss Frantz attended the funeral of her 
grandmother who was buried Apr. 18. 

Saturday afternoon, April 21, a number 
of the students accompanied In several of 
the teachers, took a trip to the forest for 
arbutus. The trip was enjoyed by all 

with the exception of being a little tired. 
We hope to enjoy more such pleasant 

One of the most interesting features of 
the educational program rendered at the 
dedication of Memorial Hall, was an ex- 
cellent address delivered by l)r N. C. 
Schaeffer of Harrisburg, Pa. 

Mr. H. H. Stayer of Woodbury, Pa., 
was a recent visitor on College Hill. He 
expects to be a student here at a future 

Anna Holi.inckk. 

Have a Good Memory. 
To cultivate the memory, apply the 
following rules : 

1. Be hygienic. 

2. Pay attention. 

3. Express to the eye. 

4. Classify. 

5. Repeat. 

These rules were arranged, worded and 
presented bv the teacher to the Pedagogy 
class, April 25. 

Dr. Reber is directing the instruction 
phase of the college section of Missionary 
Reading Circle. Chas Bower is the pres- 
ident and is taking much interest in map- 
aging the circle. The college section 
joined the town section in rendering an 
excellent program on the mission cause, 
April 22. 

Two B's. 

Brass and Brains are not always com- 
mensurate. Brass without brains is a 
lamentable status. Brain with no brass 
is a painful status. These I'.'s rightly 
proportioned and united insure success ; 
divorce. 1, failure is certain. 

Brain is basic in all true success. Tin- 
two properly mixed is temperance. Tem- 
perance is balance and symmetry. 

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Exchange Department. 
— Edacation, essentially defined, is the 
normal development of the human fac- 
ulties for the purpose of lining man for 
the complete living of hi.s life. * * * 
We need today above all a virtuous citi- 
zenship, and virtuous citizenship means 
practical morality, and practical morality 
can result only from the moral training 
of our American youth Gladstone, a 
world honored statesman, declared that 
every system of education that places 
religion in the back-ground ie a menace 
to theState. — Marquette College Journal. 

— Character is the foundation of Society. 
—The Standard. 

sympathetic, active interest in foreign 
missions among the students who are to 
remain on the home field in order that 
they may hack up this enterprise by their 
prayers, their gifts and their efforts. 

— Years come an<l go; men rise and fall; 
huoks are ushered in and disappear; hut 
the Bible is affected by none of these. It 
has ionic to stay. Rulers have tried to 
destroy it by burning the copies; men 
have arisen as critics and tried to rid the 
country of it by their seductive art; 
othets tried to reason it out of existence; 
but all to no avail.— The Standard. 

Nathan Martin. 

It is safe to say that deeper reading 
than is being d me by many today, would 
produce greater .-mil hetter results. It is 
well enough to he broadly read. The one 
who has time to keep abreast with the 
choice works of late fiction is fortunate, 
and has just reason to feel happy. But 
it is better '•till to he able to say that one 
has mastered at least a few time-tried 
works, and if I were driven to the choice 
of alternative, I would lather have Spen- 
cer's First Principles or the Book of 
Proverbs become a part of myself than to 
have read all the works of DiSon, Connor 
and Churchill.— L. S. Shively, in College 

— Purple and white outline the purpose 
of the Student Volunteer Movement as 
follows : 

1. To lead students to a thorough con- 
sideration of the Claims of foreign missions 
u to in t hem as a life work. 

2. To foster the purpose of all students 

who decide to b< me foriegn mission- 
aries, by helping to guide and stimulate 
them in mission study and in work for 
missions until they pass under the imme- 
diate direction of the mission boards. 

3 To unite all volunteers in an organ- 
ized, aggressive movement. 

4. To create and maintain an intelligent, 


The fifth Anniversary of the Keystone 
Literary Society was held Friday evening, 
April 13, 1906, in the new chapel of Mem- 
orial Hall. The different features on the 
program were excellently rendered. 

Elder S. H. Hertzler, of Elizabethtown, 
read a scripture and offered prayer. 

The address of welcome was made by 
president C. W. Snoop, ('05) now a stu- 
dent of Lebanon Valley College, Pa. 

Miss Mary Heisey, of Rheenis, Pa. 
read an essay entitled "Work," which 
showed careful preparation. 

Mr W. K.Gisb recited in an admirable 
manner, the selection entitled "Constan- 
tius and the Lion." 

The main feature of the evening pro- 
gram was an address by Prof. J. Allen 
Myers, of .luniata College. His address 
needs no comment, as it met with an 
appreciative audience and was given in 
his usual delightful way. 

The selections of music rendered by the 

Chorus Class and Glee Club, under the 

efficient leadership of Pn,f. Wampler, 

added much to the evening's enjic nient. 

S w.iai: A. Mn.i.EK. 

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Poor Writing a Trouble. 

There has been more joking over Hor- 
ace Greeley's execrable handwriting than 
we conlrl name, but the annexed one is 
certainly one of the best. Once upon a 
time M. B. Castle, of Sandwich, Illinois, 
invited Mr. Greeley to lecture. To this 
the following reply was sent: 

Dear Sir : I am overworked and grow- 
ing old. I shall be sixty next February 
third. On the whole it seems I must de- 
cline to lecture henceforth; except in this 
immediate vicinity, if I do at all. I can- 
not promise to visit Illinois on that errand 
— certainly not now.- Yours, 

Horace Greeley. 

We can partly imagine the great efforts 
made by the lecture committee and others 
to decipher Horace's pothooks, and the 
delight which they must have felt at their 
success in extracting their general mean- 
ing. That they did so will be seen in the 
following epistle forwarded in due time 
to Mr. Greeley : 

Sandwich, III., May 12. 

Horace Greeley, New York Tribune: 
Dear Sir : Your acceptance to lecture 
before our association next winter came 
to hand this morning. Your penmanship 
not being the plainest it took some time 
to translate it. but we succeeded, and 
would say your time, "third of February" 
and terms "sixty dollars,"— are perfectly 
satisfactory As you suggest, we may be 
able to get you other engagements in this 
immediate vicinity; if so, we will advise 
you. Yours respectfully, 

M. B. Castle. 
— Commercial Advertiser. 
It pays to write well. Come toElizabeth- 
town College. Prof. Herr will teach you 
the art to perfection. 

At Lititz. 

Brother Beahm is expected to give an 
address at the Lititz High School Com- 
mencement, .May 14th. Incidentally this 
will celebrate his birthday anniversary. 


The following extracts are taken from 
an address on "Juniata's Problems" 
delivered by Dr. M. G. Brumbaugh dur- 
ing the last Bible term. They are very 
weighty and have appropriateness to 
Elizabethtown College. 

"It is to-morrow, it is the faraway that 
must be planned for to-day." 

"But I am far enough away from the 
daily routine of this school to say that if 
all the students and teachers and trustees 
and friends of the school were each to 
attend to his own part and push on, all 
this glorious cause would get on much 
faster up here on the Hill." 

"Do not pronounce judgment upon 
things until you know all the facts in the 

"An institution never I 

its bank- 


This year we have the following Penn- 
sylvania counties represented : Lancas- 
ter, Lebanon, Dauphin, Berks, York, 
Cumberland, Adams, Franklin, .Juniata, 
Mifflin, Bedford and Somerset. 

The following States are represented : 
Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, 
Ohio and North Dakota. 

The following Hemispheres are repre- 
sented : The Eastern and Western Hem- 

12 Counties of Pennsylvania, "> States, 
of the Onion and 2 Hemispheres of the 
earth. It is thus that Elizabethtown 
College is enlarging the domain of her 
patronage. It is thus that the sun never 
sets on her territory. 

The College Honored. 
The National Christian Association 
holds its annual meeting in Chicago, May 
9th and 10th. Onr president has been 
chosen to deliver a special address to this 
national assembly on May 9th. 


Educational Products. 

Education is both a process and a pro- 
duct. As a process, it means tbe course 
of training, instruction and discipline 
through which an individual must pass to 
acquire a complete development of all 
bodily organs and mental powers and so 
much systematized knowledge as will fit 
him to use intelligently and efficiently his 
ability for doing all kinds of useful work. 

Education isa symmetrically developed 
body and mind possessing power, right 
habits, pure and elevated tastes, organ- 
ized knowledge, and the virtues of a 
christian character. These elements may 
be rightly called products, and so in turn 
become the aims of a complete education. 

President Charles W. Eliot, of Harvard 
University speaks of these educational 
products as Essential constituents of edu- 
cation. He says : "I believe these to be 
the essential constituents of education in 
the highest sense; we must learn to see 
straight and clear; to compare and infer ; 
to make in accurate record; to remember; 
to express our thought with precision; 
and to hold fast on lofty ideals." 

President N. M. Butler of Columbia 
University in speaking of education as a 
product enumerates five evidences of an 
education as follows : correctness and 
precision in the use of the mother tongue; 
refined and gentle manners as the ex- 
pression of fixed habits of thought and 
action; the power and habit of reflection; 
the power of growth; and power to do. 

Dr. E. E. White names knowledge, 
power and skill as the ends or results 
of education. 

Dr. E. O. Lyte, Principal of First Penn- 
sylvania Normal School, in an address de- 
livered recently at the dedication of 
Memorial Hall, Elizabethtown College, 
characterized the educated man as pos- 
sessing the following marks: 1. Know- 
ledge and faith. 2. Power to draw con- 
clusions. .'5. Accuracy of expression. -I. 
Power of Initiative. 5. Power of self- 

control. 6. Stability of character. 7. Good 

These products of education are the 
test by which one may know a truly edu- 
cated man or woman. "By their fruits 
ye shall know them." Education is in- 
complete and one-sided in proportion as 
one or several of these fruits are lacking. 
These fruits are not obtainable in a year 
or two in school, hut years must be spent 
in training under the inspiration and 
guidance of worthy ideals lays the found- 
ation for these acquisitions which requires 
years for complete development. 

D. C. R. 

Strong But Good. 

No tardiness is allowed. We claini 
that there is no excuse for it, and 
that good discipline cannot tolerate it. 
That it is an injustice to the student to 
permit it. We reason in this way, that 
if a student can not be at school at nine 
o'clock, he will never be prompt in busi- 
ness when he is required to report at 
eight o'clock. Students not reporting at, 
or before nine o'clock, will not be allowed 
to enter classes until the afternoon session. 
Students who are tardy in the afternoon 
will not be allowed to enter classes until 
the following morning. — Catalog National 
Business College, Koanoke, Va. 

Cement Walks. 

The Board of Trustees appointed a 
cement-walk committee of one, in the 
person of Trustees. G. Graybill. Bro. 
Graybill will doubtless take much inter- 
est in working up the matter and putting 
down the walks. 

He not only has good ideas about things 
but he has executive ability. His ap- 
pointment means the walks. And by the 
way, they are very much needed. We 
are looking forward with pleasure to the 
time that brother Graybill will have 
everything in his line in "apple-pie" 
order, when the committee will be honor- 
ably discharged. 

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0m College Ctmes. 

Wisdom is Hie I'rincipid Thing.' 

Vol. III. 

Elizabethtown, Pa., July, 1906. 

Extracts from Dr. N. C. Schaeffer's Ad- 
dress, Dedication of Memorial 
Hall, March 5th, 1906. 

(Continued from May number.) 

Now, right there the home can assist 
the school; for we must never forget that 
education is not synonymous with school- 
ing. There are two kinds of education; 
one is the kind that we get at school, and 
the other is the kind that we get out of 
the school and beyond the school. There 
are some things that the child should 
learn at home; there are some things that 
the child should learn in the Sunday 
School; there are some things that the 
child should learn in the church; and 
there are things that the children should 
learn in the social circle. It has been 
said that the virtue of civilization is 
politeness. One of the greatest lawyers 
of this country, writing to his son on the 
essentials of success, said this: "Always 
be pleasant. If you are always pleasant, 
you can get along with people, and you 
are going to succeed." 

Now, I claim that where the parents 
in the home are upright, the children 
grow upright; where the teacher is 
upright and says "please," there is no 
occasion for lectures on politeness. The 
children imitate the upright teacher. 
Where the teacher so takes care of the 
voice that the voice does not get that 
sharp edge on it which make you nervous 
and uncomfortable, there the children 
cultivate the finer tones of the voice; but 
where the parents or the teacher talk in 
that peculiar voice that sets your nerves 

on edge, there the children by 
talk that way. 

d by 

It has alwavs seemed to me that it is a 
matter of the very greatest importance 
for the teacher to have the proper relig- 
ious attitude; and I welcome all Bchools 
of this sort because the very atmosphere 
is full of genuine religion. Possibly the 
best book for teaching morals is the Old 
Testament. It is full of historical inci- 
dents that are brimful of moral and eth- 
ical truth. But we should not forget t bat 
our country's history is also brimful of 
moral and ethical truths just as the 
history of the Jewish nation. When 
Columbus, for instance, landed upon 
American soil, he fell upon his knees and 
gave thanks to Almighty God, and when 
Washington took the oath of office, that 
was an acknowledgment of the existence 
of God; when he was seen upon his knees 
in the darkest hours of Valley Forge 
praying to Almighty God, you have a 
lesson there, the simple statement of 
which tarries its own weight to the 
child's mind if the teacher occupies the 
proper attitude. 

I have known teachers who were never 
seen at church, never seen in Sunday 
School, never seen in any attitude of 
devotion. Their attitude is one of indif- 
ference toward religious things. Now it 
is passible for the historical teacher or 
the indifferent tea«ber to go over these 
lessons in American History, and treat 
these acts of Washington and Columbus 
and Lincoln as if they were of no signifi- 
cance; but if the teacher is in sympathy 


with religion, if he has felt religion 
stirring in his own heart, how can he 
avdid, when he is giving these lessons 
about the framers of the Constitution, 
referring to that critical moment when 
Benjamin Franklin proposed that they 
should open the sessions of the constitu- 
tional convention with prayer? Up to 
that time there was discord and disagree- 
ment; from the morning on which they 
opened with prayer, the religious spirit 
of that convention began to come together, 
and at last they agreed upon a Constitu- 
tion. Now I claim that even in the 
public schools, if the teacher is actuated 
by the proper spirit, it is impossible for 
the pupils to learn the lessons from United 
States History without having the relig- 
ious emotions of his heart touched. 

There is a time in the life of the average 
boy when he holds the almighty dollar so 
close to his eye that he can see nothing 
else in God's universe, and sometimes his 
father holds the dollar just as close, and 
then he encourages the boy in the boy's 
aspirations. When that critical period in 
the life of a boy comes when a dollar 
becomes so big in his eyes, that is the 
time when he wishes to quit school and 
go to work. Sometimes the only thing 
you can do for a boy at that particular 
crisis is to let him learn by hard work 
how much backache there is in a dollar 
honestly earned. I can recall but once 
that I did not want to go to school, and 
my father did not stop to argue the 
question; he sent me to the barn to get 
the fork, and sent me out to the field to 
spread manure; and I found out by 
actual experience how much backache 
there is in a dollar honestly earned; and 
when I had the first chance to go to 
school, 1 was willing to go and work bard 
to make use of the advantages that were 
put within my reach. 

There is a glorious future in store for 
women. 1 am glad that this college is 

co-educational. At the present rate of 
increase, there will be as many women 
in college twenty-five years hence, as 
there are men; and fifty years hence, at 
the present rate of increase, there will be 
twice as many women graduates at college 
as there will be men graduates at college, 
and I rejoice in that fact, for if you want 
a properly educated heart and hand and 
mind, naturally it is in the home where 
the child is to be trained to play its part 
in lighting the battles of life. But I have 
kept you long enough. I have tried to 
open before your eyes a vista through 
which you could look into the future; 
and if this institution keeps good teach- 
ers, is alive to its opportunites, enters the 
field that is opening up amongst your 
own people, two buildings will not be 
enough— you will add building after 
building; you will add year to year in 
your courses, in your educational facilities; 
and your courses of study will equal the 
best to be found in any institution in 
America." E - M - 

The Baccalaureate. 

The Baccalaureate sermon to the grad- 
uates of Elizabethtown College was deliv- 
ered this year by Elder Jesse Ziegler, 
President of the Board of Trustees. His 
address was very appropriate for an oc- 
casion of this kind, when young women 
are about to leave the class room for 
fields ef activity in business and profes- 
sional life. He dwelt at some length 
upon the opportunities that will come to 
them, and showed that the manner in 
which they are laid hold of and improved 
will be the measure of their success. 
Elder Ziegler was listened to by a large 
audience who took this opportunity of 
hearing him. L. Maboabw B 1 LB. 

Bro. Beahm's proposed trip abroad 
should tend to three important results: 
1, Health; 2, Education; 3, Advantage to 
the College. 


The Faculty. 

D. C. Reber spent two weeks after com- 
mencement at his parental home in 
Berks county and "raked the meadow 
sweet with hay." During July and 
August he will be specially interested in 
the summer canvass. 

Until the President returns to his post 
of duty, Dr. Reber will be in full and 
efficient supervision as Acting President. 

H. K. Ober will be a busy man again. 
Following the Commencement, he squared 
np the College accounts as far as possible 
and furnished a balance sheet, which will 
be pleasing, we trust, to the Trustees. 
Prof. Ober is expected to do active can- 
vassing during vacation. The Professor 
is gifted in field work. 

Elizabeth Myer will spend much of her 
vacation with Mother Myer, who will 
appreciate the daughter's stay. Miss 
Myer has been much interested in her 
work and has wrought with vigor during 
the past session. The vacation will prove 
a treat to her, meanwhile she will be on 
the lookout for students. 

P. S. Davis who for two years has been 
chief hall-teacher, has been granted leave 
of absence for University work, and there- 
fore will not be with us in person next 
session. It is expected he will return 
one year hence. Efficient service on the 
hall is a difficult task, but Prof. Davis is 
called a success at it. Many will miss 
his firm but easy methods. He has not 
yet reported what school he will attend. 

Bro. E. S. Fackler and wife started for 
an extended tour through the sunny 
Southland, June 16. B. F. Wampler and 
wife, our popular music teachers, had the 
pleasure of accompanying the Facklers on 
the famous auto trip. The Samplers will 
spend some weeks at their Virginia homes 
and then return for hustling solicitation 
for students, meanwhile the mail will be 
busy with their work for the College. 

J. G. Meyer is halting between the 
farm and the university for his happy 

vacation. If he choose the former, he 
will spend several weeks in the field 
canvassing for students. Prof. Meyer's 
first year in college teaching has come 
fully up to the hopes of his best friends. 

J. Z. Flerr, the Pen Artist, has done a 
good year's work, and is again off for 
higher attainments. The Zanerian Art 
College, of Columbus, Ohio, will do him 
up more than ever this time. Prof. Herr 
is aiming for the top in proficiency. 

Luella O. Fogelsanger will spend the 
summer in the quiet precincts of her 
Shippensburg home. Mother, brother, 
sister will speak words of comfort to her 
while the hours of vacation quickly fly- 
away. Miss Fogelsanger has done so 
well that she has been advanced, since 
her graduation, from tutor to full member- 
ship in the faculty. To her former work 
is added shorthand and history. 

Nathan Martin did his work well, but 
desiring to spend his full time in study, 
he has left off tutoring and expects to be 
a full student with us next year. 

L. Margaret Haas, who has excellent 
bearing and has taught successfully, will 
assist in Bible wo:k, teaching Bible 
geography, etc. Sister Haas spends her 
vacation at Camp Hill, Cumberland 

Lewis D. Rose hails from the beautiful 
hills of Somerset. He will continue his 
student work and also teach orthography. 
He will add fragrance to the mechanical 
task of spelling. 

I. N. H. Beahui, having been granted a 
leave of absence from July 1 till bis 
return from abroad will spend his vaca- 
tion in needed rest and in getting ready 
for his first sea-voyage. He turns hie 
work over, for the time being, in fuH 
confidence to a faithful faculty. 

Profs. Reber and Ober in assuming 
some extra work may be expected to 
lessen their program of teaching some- 


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Local Editor, - • ANNA HOLLINGER 

Society Editor, - - - • L. D. ROSE 

bisiness management: 
Managing Editor and Business Manager, 

associates : 

Vacation ! 

Fall Term opens Sept. 3. 

The new catalogue ia a beaut}'. 

Enjoy the vacation, boys — girls, too ! 

C. J. Hanft reports prosperity. 

Miss Ruth Stayer spent a week in Mary- 
land after commencement. 

C. S. Livengood and VV. H. Thomas 
are tilling good positions. 

R. P. Bucher got a certificate and a 
school. It pays to hold on. 

We asked Dr. Reber to write up our 
outlook. Read his article. 

Miss Myer attended the Commence- 
ment at Juniata. 

Win. Foltz wears his "parchment" with 
Brace, and fills a good position. 

H. H. Nye holds a good certificate and 
is looking for more attainments. 

We rejoice at the interest Bro. A. S. 
Kreider is taking in the College. 

Many of our students were successful in 
examinations and in getting schools. 

Nellie Ilartman's pleasant countenance 
made glad hearts on College Hill. 

June 18, D. L. Landis was on College 
Hill accompanied by his "best girl." 

Please note the Bible Teachers' Course, 
which we now offer as per new catalogue. 

Bro. A. Rnch has a young mind else he 
could not enjoy school people as he does. 

E. Roy Engle won a "sheepskin,'' and 
is expected to return for another course. 

Misses Hartnian and Stauffer won hon- 
ors this year as reciters, commencement 

Prof. M. A. Good, of Bridgeware!-, 
spent a week at the College, the guest of 
the Warn piers. 

President of the Board of Trustees, 

Eld. J. Ziegler, was delighted with our 

Very sorry we can't mention more of 
our visitors on account of space. Come 
again, dear people. 

Sister Elizabeth Zorttnan, our first 
graduate in the Bible course, just return- 
ed from a visit to Palmyra 

Miss Buckwalter attended commence- 
ment. She is re-elected to her excellent 
position in Cambria county. 

G. H. Light finished his canvass and 
left College Hill June 22 for the farm. 

See his jolly note in this issue. 

\V. G. Baker is the man at Steven's 
Hill. He is fixing for a professional. 
Here's to your success, Wendell! 

Prof. Wampler'e father and sister at- 
tended the commencement week pro- 
grams. Come again, Virginia folk. 

B. G. Croffand J. G. Heisey seemed to 
enjoy Commencement week intensely. 
We were glad to have them in attendance. 

The Elizabethtown Harvest Meeting 
will be held Aug. 9, followed by a 
special and important council in the 



Prof. J. H. Keller, of Tolna, Pa., was 
over to see his son Henry march away 
the happy owner of a "parchment" under 

We are very glad that our henefactor, 
Jos. 11. Rider, took such an interest in the 
commencement. He seemed to enjoy it 
very much. 

During I. N. H. Beahm's leave of 
absence, Dr. Reber will assume all presi- 
dential prerogatives except those ex- 
tended to Prof. Ober. 

On account of President Beahm's leave 
of absence, Prof. Ober will assume the 
former's duties in the employment and 
direction of all help and in the purchas- 
ing of all supplies. 

Addison Buch, one of the staunch 
friends and helpers of the College, has 
something nice in store for us. He ex- 
pects to extend the cement walk as far as 
Dr. Reber's home this summer or fall. 

On account of both health conditions 
and home duties.sister Beahm retires from 
supervising the Boarding Department. 
She has directed the work the past three 
years with much skill. 

Brethren .g> M. Wenger, Benjamin 
Hotlel and S. P. Engle were re-elected on 
the Board of Trustees. S. P. Engle has 
been secretary of the Board for a number 
of years. We are always glad to see 
brethren Wenger and Hottel at the col- 
lege. Come oftener, brethren. 

Dr. Robert Walter, of the Walter Sani- 
tarium says to I. N. H. Beahm under 
date of June 13, 1906: "You ought to 
have a 'leave of absence' for at least six 
months, and twelve months would be a 
great deal better." 

* * * A trip to Europe would be of 
great consequence to you. Your great 
danger is another breakdown, due to the 
continuous strain that you are necessarily 
subjected to as president of a college. 
The way to your future welfare is by se- 
curing to yourself a rest." 

Elizabethtown College is noted for two 
things — good grub and good character.— 
C. W. Shoop in address of welcome, April 
13, in College chapel. 

Bro. Geo. S. Rowland besides casting 
his own votes for trustees at the election 
June 14, also represented the Mountville 
church. Bro. George, come often. 

Alumni Meetings. 

The Alumni association is now an orga- 
nized body ready and willing to uphold 
the banner of its Alma Mater. 

On Tuesday, June 12 at 6 p. m. a busi- 
ness meeting was held. A committee ap- 
pointed the year previous offered a con- 
stitution for consideration, which was 
adopted with a few changes and addi- 
tions. A literary program followed, be- 
ginning at 7:30. The chairman of the 
evening, Prof. Herr, class of '05, conduct- 
ed the exercises in a way which did honor 
to bis class. 

The first graduating class from Eliza- 
bethtown College, '03, was represented by 
Miss Bessie Rider who gave an essay re- 
markable for its beauty of expression and 
grace of style. Mr. Henry Garman has 
always been remembered as the orator of 
the class of 1904, and it was iu this ca- 
pacity he again represented the class. 
Mr. Walter K. Gish, another member of 
this class, gave an address of welcome. 
The class of '05 was well represented. 
Miss Minerva E. Stauffer gave a recitation 
in her usual pleasing manDer. Mr. I. E. 
Shoop gave an accurate and interesting 
history of the members of the alumni. 
Miss Mary B. Hess recited two choice 
selections. The meeting was much en- 
joyed by all, especially the alumni. 

Another business meeting was held on 
Thursday, June 14, at 2.30 p. m. Offi- 
cers were elected and committees ap- 
pointed. May the membership of this as- 
sociation increase rapidly, and may suc- 
cess crown the efforts of its members. 



Exchange Department. 

— Every person has the power and the 
ability to become a success in life. If we 
do not make a success of life we cannot 
blame fortune. It will be our own in- 
dolence or the misuse of our abilities that 
will cause us to be unsuccessful. It 
matters not what we do in life, we ought 
to strive to succeed. As the leaves of the 
oak differ from those of the elm, the 
maple, the cedar and the pine, so the 
kinds of success are different. The pro- 
fessional man of character is ever striving 
to be successful in his particular profes- 
sion. The business man is ever putting 
his mind and heart in his business and 
bringing forth his best abilities in order 
to attain success. And so in all classes it 
is the same. Even the laborer is work- 
ing and planning to better his conditions 
and make his life a success.— Marquette 
College Journal. 

— Whether you are a young man or 
woman, an alumnus, a person of middle 
age, or one who by reason of lengthened 
years is certain to be within hailing 
distance of the great Beyond, remember 
thtt while the achievement of greatness 
is a blessed inspiration to the plodder 
and a cherished possession for the posses- 
sor; all will be vain and vain glorious if 
you are not a child of the King and have 
not striven for Paradise. — Juniata Echo. 

— All of our great men who have made 
their mark in the world, and have bene- 
fitted their fellow-men, have been men 
of ambitious nature; men who were 
ready at all times to do all that was in 
their power to uplift the standing of the 
nation as a whole, and who never for a 
minute folded their arms in idleness; but 
even when they were resting from their 
physical labors they were thinking out 
plans which they might put into execu- 
tion for their own benefit and for the 
benefit of others. — College Campus. 

— There is always a mingling of joy 
and sadness at the close of a school-year. 

The accustomed round of duties is at an 
end. The paths that have been parallel 
diverge. Congratulations are followed 
by farewells. One leaf in the day-book 
of life is finished.— California Student. 
Nathan Martin. 

The Close. 

Commencement day came. The weath- 
er was delightfully pleasant. A generous 
feeling of joy and good fellowship per- 
vaded the College domain. Friends and 
visitors appeared in large numbers. The 
occasion was one of the most remarkable 
in the history of our College. The ora- 
tions, six in number, as indicattd by the 
program in another column of this issue, 
were of a high order. They were pre- 
pared by long and careful effort, and 
delivered with grace and enthusiasm. 
The audience was intensely interested in 
the program from start to finish. 

The president gave a brief address pre- 
ceding the presentation of diplomas, on 
the subject of "Four Cs." C as initial 
letter of important words — Conscience, 
Christ, Contact and Continuity. After 
the presentation of diplomas, some words 
of encouragement and solicitation were 
offered. Opportunity was extended for a 
free will offering under the appropriate 
wording and direction of Brother S. H. 
Hertzler. The collection, which 
amounted to $50.50, is to be applied 
toward equipping the Bible Department. 

These bright, happy and impressive 
final occasions of a whole school-year's 
work are of intense delight and very far- 
reaching in their influence. The year's 
work is a matter of history, and we 
cherish precious memories of the bygone 
year. We have never closed a session 
with prospects better lor old stud. Mils to 
return, and even for new ones to come. 

Much encouragement comes to the 
management for the success of the 
College. Large appreciation is expressed 
for what the Trustees are doing. 


A Letter to Study. 
Onion Deposit, Dauphin Co., 
April 13, 19C6. 
My Dear Beloved Brother Beahm : Your 
precious epistle is here, it reminds me of 
1 Cor. 15: 10. Veiily, you need grace to 
sustain you. not only spiritually, but 
physically. Your labor drains your 
physical resources to a degree that re- 
quires supernatural support. May the 
blessing of Eph. 6: 10; be yours in your 
prospective toils. 

You have an all-inclusive programme 
for your service at Springfield. 

The very first topic is an epitome of the 
entire scheme of redemption. Grace. 
What is there in the salvation of man 
that is not of Grace. Eph. 2: 8. Titus 2: 
11. Jesus Christ is full of Grace and 
Truth. John 1: 14. Great Grace was 
upon the Apostles. Acts 4: 33. Grace 
and f'eace are indissolubly united. Rom. 
1:7; 1 Cor. 1: 3; 2 Cor. 1: 2; Gal. 1: 2; 
Eph. 1:2; Philipp. 1:2; Col. 1:2; 1 Thes. 
1: 1; 2 Thes, 1:2; Philem. 3. 

A more precious doctrine you cannot 
present to a perishing world. No matter 
what other doctrines you unfold, it is 
Grace, Grace, all through. Grace leads 
to repentance, faith, baptism, Lord's 
Supper,and all the expressions of love and 
the manifold forms of christian work. No 
matter what your subject is, it is the ap- 
pointment and expression of grace. 

Repentance discards sin, faith appro- 
priates Christ, bo pi ism is absolute com- 
mitment to all the claims and glories of 
resurrection. The Supper indicates our 
daily sustenance. This is the true Love 
Feast. Only then can we exchange the 
Holy Kiss. Then we are ready for mis- 
sions* We go into all the world, not only 
as the teachers of historical facts, but as 
the duplicate of Emmanuel. 

C. H. Balsbaugh. 

Program Sixth Annual Commencement. 

Thursday, June 14, 1906. 

Devotional— Eld. S. R. Zug 

Music — "Bridal Chorus" — Senior Vocal 

Oration — "A Symmetrical Education" 
—I. E. Oberholtzer. 

Oration — "Choose and Pursue" — May 

Music — "By the Streamlet," "Rocked 
in the Cradle of the Deep"— Ladies' 

Oration — "As the People See It" — Ruth 
C. Stayer. 

Oration — "Courage"— R. W. Schlosser. 

Music — "Spring Waltz Song," "The 
Foe Shall Yield"— Male Chorus. 

Oration — "Not to Thyeelf Alone" — 
Elizabeth A. Zortman. 

Oration — "The Web of Life" — Luella 
G. Fogelsanger. 

Music — "Arise and Shine," "The Lord 
Reigneth" — Senior Vocal Class. 
Presentation of Diplomas— Pres. I. N. H. 

Class Song. 


Read the new catalogue from start to 
finish and note all new features. 

Important Decision. 

The Elizabethtown church, at a recent 
council decided that members should not 
attend match baseball games or shooting 
matches. Such games are purely worldly 
and belong strictly to the realm of sport. 
No objection was offered to ball playing 
for school exercise simply. Eld. S. H. ; 
Hertzler presided at this council and in a 
wise address showed clearly the dividing 
line between the church and the world. 

On The Farm. 

The farm is a lovely place to spend a 
summer's vacation. Many students go 
canvassing during vacation, but that can- 
not come up to farm life, by a long shot. 
Pitching hay and bundles of wheat and' 
oats, is far more pleasant than walking' 
the dusty road with a bundle of samples. 
G. H. L. 


The Outlook for 1906-07. 

At the close of the sixth year of Eliza- 
bethtown College, we pause to take a 
look at the progress made and note pos- 
sible future development. 

Investigating the material resources of 
the institution, there are two commo- 
dious brick buildings, overlooking a fine 
landscape, equipped with modern con- 
veniences, adapted for school purposes. 
The large campus enables the erection of 
additional buildings, and affords oppor- 
tunity for raising garden products for the 
boarding department, also furnishing 
facilities for practical work in conducting 
a course in agriculture. At the same time, 
it gives room for athletics, outdoor games, 
lake, and landscape gardening, thus 
providing a material environment of 
aesthetic value. 

The institution has reasonably good 
equipments in apparatus for teaching 
physics, instrumental music, typewriting, 
Bible courses, and physical culture. 
During the coming year, special efforts 
will be made to enlarge the library and 
museum, extend the Bible work and 
inaugurate physical culture practice. 

A sign of the healthy growth of the 
institution is the fact that a number of 
students are planning to complete courses 
of study. During the year just ended, 
three were graduated who have two di- 
plomas from the College, meaning an 
attendance of from three to five years. 
Others who have attended a year or two 
contemplate remaining two to four years 
longer to complete even the regular 
college course. The management is 
endeavoring to meet the growing needs 
and promises to provide an adequate and 
efficient faculty. Several members of the 
faculty have leave of absence next year to 
prepare further along special lines, and 
Beveral others will pursue studies at the 
College along with their teaching. At 
least one member of the faculty is spend- 
ing this summer's vacation in an Ohio 
college pursuing a special course. 

The following courses of study will be 
in operation during the ensuing year : 
College Preparatory, English Scientific, 
Pedagogical, Commercial, Music, and 

Nearly three dozen students of the past 
year are expecting to teach in the public 
schools. These with more than two 
score alumni filling responsible positions 
will be living advertisements of the work 
and character of the institution. Each 
will be a center gradually molding the 
sentiment of the community and radi- 
ating wholesome and helpful influences. 
In this manner, the cause of true educa- 
tion will be promoted, the work of the 
College's benefactors will widen, and 
church, state and humanity at large will 
share the blessings of consecrated Chris- 
tian education fostered at Elizahetbtown. 
God bless our College ! D. C. K. 

Resolutions of Sympathv. 

Whereas, God in His infinite wisdom 
has suffered the angel of sorrow and death 
to enter the family circle and claim as H is 
own an aged father, Elder J. VV. Myer, 
the grandfather of our co-worker and 
teacher, Prof. J. G Myer, therefore be it 
Kesolved, First— That the faculty and 
students of Elizahethtown College fully 
sympathize with Prof. Myer in the loss 
that he sustains by the death of bis 

Second— That we express our sympathy 
to the bereaved family in their sore 

Third— That we recognize the loss to 
the church of one who was a wise coun- 
sellor and able leader, and that we strive 
to emulate his Christian character. 

Fourth— That a copy of these resolu- 
tions be sent to the bereaved family, and 
that they be published in the College 
Times, Elizabethtown Chronicle and 
Lebanon News. 

B. F., )! W. BCHUWBXS, y Committee. 

L. Maboabki Haas, I 


The District Meeting. 

The Eastern District of Pennsylvania of 
the German Baptist Brethren church 
assembled in their Annual Conference in 
Lancaster, May 2 and 3. The meeting 
was largely attended. The good people 
of Lancaster accommodated all in a very 
cordial manner. Lancaster is a hospitable 
city, and the brethren there understand 
their business. 

The officers of the meeting consisted of 
Elder J. H. Longenecker, Moderator: 
KMer I. W. Taylor, Writing Clerk; Elder 
G. N. Falkenstein, Reading Clerk. 

A number of important issues came 
before the meeting and were disposed of 
in a pleasant manner. The new rules for 
Ministerial Meeting were presented and 
deliberated upon to some extent, but 
failed to carry. 

The committee on Revision of Rules 
offered their report for adoption, amend- 
ment or rejection, and the last proved to 
be successful. 

A number of important committees 
were appointed, and a very kind and 
brotherly feeling pervaded the meeting. 
Elders J. H. Longenecker and I. W. 
Taylor were elected to represent the 
District at the Springfield General Confer- 
ence, (ieorge W. Henry was elected as 
District Sunday School Secretary. Breth- 
ren L. R. Brumbaugh and Jeremiah Shelley 
were elected on the mission board. Per- 
haps the most interesting feature of the 
entire meeting was the recommendation 
of Sister Kathryn Ziegler to the General 
Mission Board, as one well suited to carry 
the Gospel to the Heathen. The occasion 
was a very touching one and will have a 
a far reaching and salutary effect on our 
church work. Other movements of this 
kind will evidently fellow. 

The meeting adjourned to meet next 
year in the Hatfield church, Montgomery 

Sisters Alice Graybill and Mary Young 
rendered good service in their depart- 
ment. The way is open lor their return. 

Society Notes. 

Among the joys and pleasures which 
brighten student life at Elizabethtown 
College are the exercises of the Keystone 
Literary Society. Anxiously did we look 
forward to its interesting sessions, where 
there was always a feast in store for the 

As we review the work of the past year 
we note progress on every hand. Fifty- 
eight new members were added to its 
ranks; nine presidents held office during 
the year, one being a lady; a number of 
excellent essays, recitations, debates, 
orations, etc. were delivered. 

A frequent and welcome visitor is the 
"Echo." This is the organ of the 
Society. Its columns are filled with 
poems, essays.treatises and current events. 
Its aim is to stimulate a desire for pure 
and wholesome literature. 

Some questions that we have debated 
are : 

Resolved that the works of nature are 
more beautiful than those of art. 

Resolved that the character of George 
Washington is more to be admired than 
that of Martin Luther. 

Resolved that a quick temper is an 
element of strength rather than weakness 
in character. 

Our music, in charge of Mr. Glasmire, 
was both entertaining and didactic. Quar- 
tettes, and selections by the male chorus 
added much enjoyment to the exercises. 

Our officers for the present term are : 
Pres. Geo. H. Light; V. Preg. Oscar G. 
Diehm; Sec. Miss Stella, Frantz; Editor, 
Miss Mary Royer; Critic, Prof. Jacob Z. 

As we return to our homes let us often 
recall the enjoyable meetings of the 
Society, trusting that many of our mem- 
bers may be with us next session. 

L. D. R. 

Our Local Kditor, Miss Anna Hollinger 
did not get her notes in for this issue of 
our paper. 

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0m College Cimes. 

ipal Thing ' 

Elizabethtown, Pa., September, 1906. 

Why Study Music? 

When I put this question, I do not 
mean to embrace in the term "Music" 
what the Greeks meant by the word 
music. They used the term "Music" in 
a very broad, general way, including 
under tins head pretty much all they had 
as a liberal education; grammar, history, 
rhetoric, mathematics, poetry and song — 
all were included in this one broad, 
comprehensive term. Music itself, the 
art of tone sequence, they called harmony. 

We are willing to accord to the Greeks 
the honor oi being an educated people, 
and we are willing also to bestow upon 
them the honor of having played an im- 
portant part in the history and develop- 
ment of music; but we are not willing to- 
day to call everything that we know, 
music. We use the term more in a re- 
Btricted sens , yet in tins restricted sense 
we accept the fact that music is the deep- 
est science known. 

We accept this statement not because 
we love music as an art, and have given 
our lives to the promulgation of the 
musical cause; neither, because Moody 
said: "I owe half of my success as an 
evangelist to Sankey," but because some 
of our greatest scientists and leading 
educators have made the statement for us. 
Hence my first reason for studying music 
is because it is a great science, from which 
comes the great culture value we all need 
in order to become useful in the home, 
Sunday school, and the church. 

I have now come to the point where 
I have named three distinct uses of music 
— Music in the home, music in the Sun- 
day school anil music in the chinch. And 

used in either of these capacities it servi b 
a two-fold purpose. First it produces 
upon von an effect that in a measure you 
are conscious of ; but in a measure you 
are entirely unconscious of the quiet' 
stealing, moulding influence it has upon 
you; and yet in this quiet, unconscious 
way your soul is constantly being led 
from sin unto grace through its influence. 

Thus we see music in its true sphere 
not only inspires, but it refines and ele- 
vates the human soul, and through it as 
a medium, we come in touch with God. 

In the above I have spoken of music 
only as it pertains to ourselves as individ- 
uals; but there is another way in which 
we greatly benefit those around us by 
our having studied music and being able 
to produce an effect upon those about us. 
Since the soul speaks through the medium 
of music, we ought to regard music as 
one of the most sacred messages man is 
capable of delivering; and while a soul is 
pouring its praises to God, it provokes 
other souls to lifting expressions of grat- 
itude and praise to their Maker. 

From this view-point we begin to see 
something of music as a factor in church 
work, and as a means by which one 
person may benefit another in the most 
helpful way. 

I have only taken up one phase of 
music. There are many others that 
might bespokenof. It seems to me there 
is no one subject that will permit of 
development along so many different 
lines as that of music. 

There are many other reasons why we 
should study music that I have nut the 
space to mention here. B. F. Wamplkh. 


The Faculty During Vacation. 

Miss Fogelsanger visited at her homo 
at Shippensburg for several weeks, ami 
afterwards spent the rest of her vacation 
at Ocean Grove. She also devoted some 
time in special preparation for teaching 
history and shorthand. 

President Beahm visited in Lebanon 
and Dauphin counties, with his family. 
Afterwards he visited his brother, B. C. 
Beahm, of Rocky Mount, Va., who aftera 
long illness died the last week in July. 
The sympathies of the entire school 
family are extended to our bereaved 

Prof. J. G. Meyer spent a few weeks on 
the farm at his home. He devoted six 
weeks to the study of advanced physics 
and chemistry at University of Penn- 
sylvania, putting three hours daily to 
physics and four hours daily to chemistry. 

Prof. Meyer's classes will doubtless dis- 
cover that he has come in contact with 
recent thought and scholarly methods of 
study and research. 

Miss Myer rested, canvassed and 
studied. She heard from many of her 
pupils who were successful in securing 
schools for the coming term. She also 
attended the commencement exercises at 
Juniata College and reported a pleasant 
trip. She will be at her place of duty on 
hall and in class room when school opens. 

After assuming the role of farmer's 
assistant for nearly three weeks, D. C. 
Keber attended the Sunday School and 
Missionary meeting held at Lititzon July 
4th. Trips in the interest of the college 
were made to Ephrata, Montgomery, 
York, Adams, Juniata, Mifflin, Bedford, 
Dauphin and Lebanon counties besides 
canvassing in the local field. A dozen 
sermons were preached, hundreds of 
catalogues were distributed, a large corre- 
spondence conducted, the gospel of true 
education preached to hundreds of young 
people, and arrangements completed for 
the reopening of school for its seventh 

Prof. Ober, as usual, was a busy man. 
After extricating himself out of college 
accounts and reporting a financially suc- 
cessful school year, he attended to the 
many callers at his office, surveyed, can- 
vassed, preached, bought a farm, answer- 
ed letters to students, arranged for the 
equipment of the college culinary depart- 
ment with help and provisions, etc. It 
seems, so far as could be ascertained, the 
professor had failed to take a vacation. 

Prof, and Mrs. B. F. Wampler wrote 
many letters to old and new students. 
They spent several weeks in the field 
canvassing for the college through the 
Cumberland Valley and about Elizabeth- 
town. The musical department will 
receive a number of new students this 
year and others aim to complete the 
music teachers' course till next com- 

Prof. J. Z. Herr spent the greater part 
of the vacation in the study of pen art 
and drawing, at the Zanerian Art College, 
Columbus, Ohio. The professor gained 
new victories in the penman's art, as 
several realized in the artistic letter head 
and envelope prepared by him, and used 
in his correspondence. 

L. D. Rose spent the summer working 
at the Kreider Shoe Factory, with the 
exception of a several weeks' trip to 
Somerset county, visiting home and 
friends. Mr. Rose also studied some 
Latin and besides tried to induce several 
young people to become identified with 
the college family. 

The faculty will return to greet the 
many old students as well as new ones, 
with renewed strength and fresh inspira- 
tion to lead them into the delightsome 
fields o! ait, science, literature and 

At this writing, the editor has not heard 
the details of I. Margaret Haas's vacation, 

but he presumes it to have been a icslful 
and profitable as well as pleasant summer. 


Soon On the Wing. 
The time set for my sailing is near — 
Sept. 11, at high noon. In company with 
Martin Roy Murray, of St. Joseph, Mo., 
anil several others of my acquaintance, I 
expect to visit Gibraltar, Naples, Rome, 
Cairo, the pyramids, Land of Goshen, 
Athens, Smyrna, Ephesus, Constanti- 
nople, and Palestine from Joppa to 
Damascus and from Dan to Beersheba. 

1 am looking forward with much pleas- 
ure to my proposed voyage and Oriental 
wanderings. This journey is being taken 
primarily on account of my health. The 
ocean life and travel are higlv recommend- 
ed for neurasthenic disorders. Doctors 
strongly advise me. The way has opened 
up for me. 1 have accepted the oppor- 
tunity. I am soon to be on the wing. 

I regret, however, very much to be 
absent from college life. But I am as- 
sured that Profs. Reber, Ober, and all 
other members of the college faculty will 
do their best. Dr. Reber will direct 
affairs in my absence No doubt you will 
notice a happy change in the spirit of the 
editorial supervision of "Our College 
Times," beginning with this issue. Prof. 
Ober, however, will direct the help and 
culinary departments, and the efficiency 
of the past may be expected to be fully 

My tour to the Holy Land is desired to 
become tributary to our Bible Depart- 
ment. Then, too, this department needs 
endowment funds. Will not every friend 
seek to have this supplied ? AH persons 
taking the Bible Course are launching 
out upon the briny deep of life without 
the hope of reward in money that other 
departments promise. Therefore all such 
self-sacrificing persons should be furn- 
ished some little advantage in the way of 
reduction in expense. This can be done 
by endowing the department. Let us 
hope that it may duly be arranged to have 
a solicitor in the field. The good work 
should be pushed. The form of bequest 
or endowment has been standing peren- 

nially in the College catalogue as an ab- 
stract quantity and an ornament. It 
needs materialization. If I am permit- 
ted to have a safe and helpful voyage, I 
am willing on my return, if no one else 
cares to, to take the field myself in the 
interests of endowments. Especially 
since my doctor at Sanitarium says : 
"You ought to have a 'leave of absence' 
for at least six months, and twelve 
months would be a great deal better." 

There are many problems and hopes 
that hang over the horizon of our future. 
Let us move joyfully and busily onward, 
and God will continue to bless us. 

Before sailing, I hope to spend some 
days at the Sanitarium, which will pre- 
vent my being present when school opens. 
On my return and folding of the wing, I 
hope to have some interesting and in- 
-piring things to tell to any who may 
chance to have a listening ear. 

I. N. H. B. 


" 'King Edward has stopped smoking.' 
Tobacco is no respecter of persons, we are 
told. It kills a king just as certainly as 
it does a street loafer or a greenhouse 
pest. We are glad to know that any one 
who is so hard a worker as King Edward 
is willing to give up what has been killing 
him by inches for the last twenty years, 
and we trust that his example will be 
followed."— June Phrenological Journal. 

A New Preacher Elected. 
Nathan Martin was chosen to the 
Christian ministry at a special council of 
the Elizabethtown Brethren church Aug. 
9th. The vote was large. The choice 
was wise. It was made unanimous at 
the installation service, conducted by 
Elder J. EI. Longenecker. b. 

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The best school is that which best pre- 
pares its pupils for life. There is no 
better standard of judging the relative 
value of an institution than by the after- 
lives of those whom it sends out into the 

President Beahm may deliver a fare- 
well address to the people of Elizabeth- 
town before sailing. This would be 
comely, as such journeys always carry at 
least the possibility of failure to return. 
In this case, we hope for success all 
around, however. 

The success of our school has been 
due in no small degree, to the fact that 
our friends have confidence in us, and 
manifest their confidence by their assist- 
ance. This confidence, we as a school, 
greatly appreciate, and shall earnestly 
strive always to retain. 

The editor-in-chief being on leave of 
absence, the associate editors and others 
of the staff have charge of Our College 
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Congress has granted a charter to the 
National Educational Association, its 
former charter of twenty years in the 
District of Columbia having expired. The 
purpose of this corporation is to elevate 
the character and advance the interestsof 
the teaching profession, and to promote 
the cause of education in the U. S. Dr. N. 
C. Schaeffer, Supt. of Public Instruction 
of Pa., is the president of this organiza- 
tion which was to have met at San Fran- 
cisco this year, but on account of earth- 
quake calamities the meeting was post- 
poned till next year. 

It is very gratifying to note the interest 
manifested in systematic Bible study at 
the opening of the present school year. 
The former course has been revised and 
now is offered as an excellent course for 
all who wish training in methods of study- 
ing the word of God and Becnring a good 
working knowledge of the same. Two 
years' time is required to complete it by 
persons of average intelligence. We call 
the attention of ministers of God's word 
to the Bible Teachers' course which is 
especially intended to prepare those who 
will teach divine truth in public religions 
assemblies. Km' its completion, one year 
more is required. 

Esperanto is the name of a new lan- 
guage which is composer] of the common 
elements of the various modern languages 
most commonly spoken. It is said to be 
very simple and easily learned. On the 
continent of Europe, a person familiar 
with Esperanto can go anywhere and 
make his wants known without the aid 
of any other language, Many sinee-slul 
papers are published in various parts of 
I nrn |ie in this language. Lessons in the 
new language will be given in the paper 
"Our Tiines" beginning with September. 
The paper cornea to the Col legs Library, 
and our students of language are urged 
(0 make a note of this. 




Bv J. 

The sciences or material phenomena 
arc BO differently classified that it is quite 
difficult to say what branches of science 
come under the physical sciences unless 
it is known what we mean by this term 
in distinction from natural sciences which 
are so closely allied to the former and in 
point of fact often used synonymously. 

The principal difference between phys- 
ical and natural sciences is that the 
former treat primarily of inorganic matter 
and the latter of organic matter. 

We cannot regard organic and inor- 
ganic matter as independent of each 
other, and both eternal, for organic mat- 
ter is continually passing without resid- 
uum, into inorganic. If the eternal, and 
indestructible are alone without begin- 
ning, then the non-eternal and destruct- 
ible must have had a beginning. But the 
organic world is certainly not eternal and 
indestructible in that absolute sense in 
which we apply these terms to matter 
itself. We can, indeed, kill all organic 
beings and thus render them inorganic at 
will. But these changes are not the same 
as those which we induce in a piece of 
chalk by pouring sulphuric acid upon it ; 
in this case we only change the form and 
the inorganic matter remains. But when 
we pour sulphuric acid upon a worm, or 
when we burn an oak tree these organ- 
isms are not changed into some other 
animal or tree, but they disappear entirely 
as organized beings and are resolved into 
inorganic elements. But that which can 
be completely resolved into inorganic 
matter must have also arisen from it, and 
must owe its ultimate foundation to it. 
The organic might be considered eternal 
if we could only destroy the form, but 
not its nature. It therefore follows that 
the organic must once have arisen, and 
further, that it will some time come to an 

In the light of this explanation of the 
nature and relation of organic and inor- 
ganic matter we conclude that the organic 

is dependent upon the inorganic. It then 
follows that the study of natural sciences, 
namely, Biology is dependent on the 
physical sciences, astronomy, physics and 
chemistry. So we see that the physical 
sciences are the more general. 

The Physiologist in order to understand 
why a person feels more comfortable on a 
certain hot August day than the same 
person does on another day. when the 
temperature is the same, must neces- 
sarily be acquainted with the laws of 
evaporation, saturated vapor, etc., which 
come under the realm of physical sciences, 
where they are explained and proved to 
be true by direct experiment. And then 
again in order to understand how com- 
bustion takes place and is supported 
within the body the biologist must un- 
derstand the nature of oxygen, its source, 
etc., and the chemical-physicist, of 
course, vice versa trespasses the field of 
Natural Sciences in this very case in seek- 
ing to know all the possible properties 
and uses of oxygen and its compounds, 
he must necessarily study its uses in 
organic as well as in inorganic matter. 

The material sciences, both physical 
and natural, are widening their bodies 
daily, and consequently the physicist and 
chemist are trespassing on the organic 
field more each day, and the biologist 
vice versa. Since the physical sciences, 
physics and chemistry are so much older, 
more basic, and have such a wide scope 
they are becoming to be called general 
sciences, and what we designate natural 
sciences, namely biology, are sometimes 
called special sciences. In this case the 
purely physical sciences would be kinet- 
ics, astronomy, therruotics, dynamics, 
optics, and electricity, all of which are 
studied to some extent under what we 
generally designate the physical sciences, 
physics and chemistry; the former treat- 
ing of matter and motion, and the latter 
of the composition of matter. 

We observe that minerals form, crystal- 
ize or disintegrate and crumble to pieces; 
that plants and animals spring up, grow, 


and then fall into decay and decomposi- 
tion. The investigation of these phenom- 
ena during their progression, the determ- 
ination of the laws according to which 
they occur, the explanation of the causes 
underlying them from the task of what 
we usually call physical science, general 
sciences, and in distinction from biology 
or the more special sciences which con- 
sider distinct classes of bodies, first in 
reference to their form and afterward in 
relation to their transformations and 

Men question the legitimacy of a knowl- 
edge of the physical sciences; its influence 
in the social world, the effect it has upon 
religion, etc. Of course all such questions 
would he subjects in themselves. Wecan 
gay, however, in conclusion, that the true 
physical sciences in distinction from 
those known as the "bad" sciences, where 
the imagination is not kept under control, 
are of greatest use to the teacher in the 
public school, under whose care come 
children who will never get to satisfy 
their curious minds with reference to 
some common physical phenomena, un- 
less the teacher is able to explain intelli- 
gently, which he can't if he has no 
knowledge of the physical sciences. 

That there is some value in these 
studies, is shown by the fact that almost 
any course of instruction in our Christian 
schools requires some knowledge of phys- 
ics and chemistry. 

Religion ought not to suffer, but in- 
stead become more real and precious 
upon becoming acquainted with the 
wonderful works of our Creator. To see 
God's hand in the different phenomena, 
His wisdom in the laws by which they 
are governed and formed is to be relig- 
ious and good. In what position does a 
man stand who praises the Creator for 
his wonderful works, in words, but de- 
clines to study His creation? The study 
,,t physical sciences implies the belief 
that God's works arc worthy of study, the 
fullest recognition that the author of those 

works is worthy Oi our reverence. It is 

ruest kind Ol 

New Member of Faculty. 

After two years of excellent service, 
Prof. P, S. Davis is granted a year's leave 
of absence to take up advanced work in 
Mathematics and History in a University. 
His work has been distributed among 
other members of the faculty, but a 
special teacher in Greek, Latin, and 
Bible work has been secured in the 
person of Prof. Edward C. Bixler, of 

Westminster, Md. 

In introducing Prof. Bixler to the 
friends of the school and especially to the 
student body, the management feels 
gratified to be able to say that he has a 
splendid academic record and that he 
comes highly recommended hy Dr. M G. 
Brumbaugh, of Philadelphia, for the 
position he holds. He was graduated 
from Western Maryland College in 1901, 
receiving the A. B. degree Four years 
later from the same institution the degree 
of Master of Aits (A. M.) was conferred 
on him. lie spent two years since in 
graduate work at the .lolms Hopkins 
University, in (Ireek. Latin, and Hebrew. 
The past year lie pursued similar work in 
the University of Penna. in Pedagogy, 
Psychology and Latin. 

Prof. Bixler is not only versed in the 
theory of education, but has had a year's 
experience in teaching college preparatory 
students at his Alma Mater. It may be 
further said that he is the son of Eld. 
Uriah Bixler, of Maryland, and is a min- 
ister of the Gospel in the Brethren church. 

We extend a cordial welcome to Prof. 
Bixler into our school family and bespeak 
for him a kindly reception and a worthy 
esteem by the students and teachers. 

Education to-, lay include.- in il 
everything necessary to lit a man into the 

civilization of his time. 


Form and Movement in Good 

The business world to-day is recogniz- 
ing the fact that a good, plain and rapid 
handwriting is a necessity in order to 
meet with success in their office work, 
and the demands for such as are able to 
write well, are growing continually. The 
average writing executed at the present 
day is of a reckless, illegible nature and 
therefore without much value. Many of 
the difficulties which have confronted the 
penman for years past, have been solved 
and methods changed, thus improving the 
learning and the writing to a great extent. 
Many people at the present day, and some 
teachers are unable to detect the mistakes 
of a poor handwriting, and the how and 
when principle of changing same to obtain 
better results. Much of this poor hand- 
writing is due to lack of training in form 
and movement. It is therefore of vast 
importance that we should pay close 
attention to these two things in writing, 
and avoid a slow illegible hand, which is 

Form and movement in good writing 
are so closely related that it would be im- 
prssible for us to separate them without 
injury to the one or the other. Experi- 
ments in past years have proven that the 
separation of form and movement would 
be injurious and without good results. 
Copybooks and vertical writing have 
fostered form at the expense of freedom, 
and a slow finger movement resulted. 
Muscular theories have fostered freedom 
at the expense of form, and reckless 
writing was the outcome. This proves 
that one should not be sacrificed for the 
other, as both are absolutely essential to 
success. Failure, then, only follows when 
form is considered alone or when move- 
ment is considered alone. 

(Simplicity of form is essential in order 
that all may acquire the art. Simple 
form leads up, not only to case in reading 
but also to ease in execution, which are 
essentials in successful writing, (iood 

form is therefore necessary to insure legi- 
bility, and movement to facilitate execu- 
tion. We may consider motion as the 
product of form. Whatever the form — 
the movement must be the same, e. g. if 
the form is elliptical, the motion must be 
elliptical, if the form is simple, the move- 
ment is simple. Therefore, whatever the 
form is, the movement must be the same 
to give it existence. It should be the 
aim of everyone to simplify the form as 
much as possible, shorten letters, evolve 
shortest style with greatest possible speed 
and improved action, thus increasing the 
writing of the world. It is through in- 
vention that improvement is reached and 
the product of the pen greatly increased. 
Much of the progress and rapidity in 
writing is due to form and not to motion. 
Before we can make a right form, we 
must think a right form. First think, 
then get results We should always have 
a clear mental percept of the form of the 
letter we wish to make. If we have a 
proper mental percept of the form, the 
physical movement will be correct, as 
motions are but pictures of forms. 

As motion is designated as the product 
of form, so form may be said to be the 
product of motion As the motion is so 
the form has to be I may have a good 
mental percept of the form, but my 
movement is so cramped and awkward 
that I am prevented from making the 
form, thus the form is the product of that 
awkward movement. Sometimes people 
complain that their movement is all right 
but there is something wrong with the 
form of the letters. The true facts are 
that the movement is not all right or else 
trie forms would be all right, as forms are 
but pictures of motions. We must there- 
fore conclude that form and movement go 
hand in hand, as forms are necessary for 
movements to act upon, and movements 
are necessary to create and multiply 
forms. In teaching penmanship, great 
care should be taken to detect whether 
the defects are due to mental percept or 



to movement, ami the criticisms should 
be accordingly. 

There was a time when it was thought 
that one movement only should be used 
in writing, but that time is no more. For 
the first time we have simpleness of form 
without slowness of execution; plainness 
without stiffness, as in vertical; and free- 
dom without recklessness. The best 
writing at the present time is done by 
combined arm and finger movement. 
Some pnpils will learn to write to some 
extent in spite of any movement given, 
but the average pupil will not. The mer- 
its of instruction should always be de- 
termined by the average pupil and not by 
the few. The work should be so planned 
and graded that form and movement are 
developed together successfully from the 
beginning. By constantly keeping in 
mind form and movement, sane results 
are sure to follow. Form without free- 
dom is of little value and freedom with- 
out form is folly. 

Jacob Z. Herr. 

The Class of 1906. 

The graduating class this year numbered 
one (I. E. Oberholtzer, Elizabethtown, 
Pa.) in College Preparatory Course; one 
(Elizabeth Zortman, Elizabethtown, Pa.) 
in Bible Course; one (LuellaFogelsanger, 
I Shippensburg, Pa.,) Teacher's Course; 
three (May Dulebohn, Elizabethtown, 
Ruth Stayer, Woodbury, Bedford Co., 
and Ralph W. Schlosser, Schoeneck, Pa.) 
in English Scientific Course; nine (Nellie 
Hartman, Colebrook, Hallie Campbell, 
' Gap, Roy Engle, Wm. Foltz, Harry Nye, 
Elizabethtown, H. C. Keller, Tolna, 
York Co., C. M. Neff, Lititz, W. H. 
Thomas and C. S. Livengood, Clifton 
Mills, W. Va.,) in Commercial Course. 

Of the above named graduates, Miss 
Zortman expects to spend next year back 
at her home church in Palmyra, using 
her natural talent, and knowledge and 
training received at College, in furthering 
the cause of Christ, and in dutifullv 

caring for her dear, aged mother whom 
the Lord has so graciously spared during 
their stay at Elizabethtown while sister 
Elizabeth was attending our school. 

Miss Fogelsanger, having completed 
her work in the Pedagogical Course, will 
assume the duties of a full-fledged mem- 
ber of the faculty, having charge of the 
Typewriting, Shorthand, and General and 
U. S. History classes. 

H. H. Nye will teach in the public 
schools of Dauphin county, and R. W. 
Schlosser expects to take up the Peda- 
gogical course at his Alma Mater. 

Miss Hartman will continue her work 
as stenographer and typewriter at the 
Unger Hardware Store in Lebanon, Pa., 
where she is doing excellent work. 

Mr. Keller is employed as Bookkeeper 
and Stenographer at the Lawn Farms, at 
Conewago, Pa. 

Mr. Livengood is searching for fortune 
at Duquesne, Pa. His friende in the 
East are not sure just when he will take 
unto himself his better-half. 

C. M. Neff is contemplating to return 
for a two-years' course. 

Wm. Foltz is employed as stenographer 
at Columbia, Pa. He had a splendid 
offer some time ago, but he decided to 
Stick to the R. R. Co. 

W. H. Thomas is counting the cash in 
the Bruceton Bank, Bruceton Mills, 
W. Va. He is teller in said institution. 

Miss Campbell is employed at Lancaster 
by the large Silk Company of that place. 

Rumor has it that Miss Dulebohn, 
Mr. Oberholtzer, and Mr. Engle will con- 
tinue their researches in educational 

Ruth Stayer ('06) received a teacher's 
certificate in Bedford Co., but when last 
heard from, had not yet been assigned ■ 
school. E. M. 

Miss Gran, from Brooklyn, will return 
this fall, bringing Mies Agues Ryan with 
herasa student. How tine 'twould be 
for each one returning, to bring one or 
more new students with them. 


Alumni Notes. 

Bessie M. Rider, ('03) who has foi three 
years been stenographer at A. Buch's 
Suns Co. in Elizabethtown, will be a 
student in the Bible Department this 
year. Could we but have Miss Eby with 
us, we'd have all of the class of 1903. 

H. H. Lehman ('04) stenographer for 
P. R. R. Co. at Altoona has been on the 
sick list for several weeks. We are glad 
to report that he has improved so much 
as to be able to be about. 

Mary B. Hess ('05) will teach the third 
primary school in Elizabethtown this 

Jacob Z Herr ('05) our teacher of 
Penmanship and assistant in Commercial 
Department, again spent part of his vaca- 
tion in the Zanerian Art College, Colum- 
bus, Ohio. 

Jae. G. Myer ('05) studied Chemistry 
and Physics at the University of Pa. this 
summer, preparing for work as teacher 
with us again this year. 

Miss Fogelsanger ('03-'06) spent part of 
her vacation at Asbury Park. Her friends 
might be interested in hearing her use 
the words "angel heart" and "angelic 
look" in sentences since her stay at the 

Lydia Buckwalter ('05) and Mary 
Hertzler ('05) will both wield the birch 
in the Patton schools this year. The 
principal, in speaking of Miss Buck- 
waiter's work there last year, said to a 
friend: "She was one of our good girls " 
Miss Hertzler carries with her besides her 
College diploma, a professional certificate 
from Supt. Uarver, of Dauphin Co. 

Chas. Shoop ('05) in connection with 
pursuing his studies at Lebanon Vallev 
College, is in charge of the U. B. church 
at Sinking Spring, Pa. 

Mrs. Mary Stayer Groff ('04) is a good 
mother to little Paul who is a bouncing 
boy of eight months. 

S. B. Kiefer's ('04) work at the Cedar 

Hill school in West Donegal township, 
drew words of praise from the county 
Supt., Prof. M. J. Brecht. He will teach 
the same school again this year. 

W. K. Gish ('04-'05) has been ap- 
pointed as teacher for the Shank's school 
in West Donegal township. 

I. E. Shoop ('04-'05) private secretary 
to Prof. H. K. Ober, will continue his 
work there. He keeps himself very busy, 
even lending a helping hand to Mrs. Ober 
In her house- work once in a while. 
Splendid discipline, isn't it, boys ? Stan 
ley, Grace, and baby are great friends of 
his. E. M. 

Personal Mention. 

Elder Christian Bucher, of Lebanon 
county, donated six bound volumes of 
the Gospel Visitor to the College library. 
Thanks to Bro. Bucher. 

Bruce Rothrock, of Maitland, lost by 
death a younger brother soon after Com- 
mencement. Our College Times hereby 
extends words of sympathy to a loyal 
student and his bereft family. Mr. Roth- 
rock expects to enter school again in 
September, and will bring one or several 
new scholars 

G. Howard Danner successfully passed 
the teachers' examination in Adams 
county, and secured a school near home 
for the coming term. Mr. Danner is very 
appreciative of the benefits derived at 
Elizabethtown College, and will return to 
College Hill for the spring term of 1907. 

Harry H. Nye, will teach the Bach- 
manville school in Dauphin county the 
coming year. Mr. Nye will have a large 
school, but his friends look for him to be 
a successful teacher. 

The college museum is in receipt of a 
beautiful gift in the form of mounted 
moss and fern from the Himalaya moun- 
tains. The donor is Rev. Josiah H. Mar- 
tin, son of Elder Jacob Martin, near Eliz- 
abethtown, and a missionary in the India 


Nellie Hartman, of Colebrook, contin- 
ues to holil a desirable position as sten- 
ographer in Lebanon. She wants Bliza- 
bethtown College to succeed, and so ex- 
pects to see to it that ber brother Russell 
will join the student body. 

State Librarian T. L. Montgomery con- 
tributed twenty volumes to the college 
library in July. 

Bessie Rider, the first alumna of the 
College, after tilling a position with A. 
Buch's Sons for three years, resigned to 
take up work in the Bible course at the 
opening of the full term. 

Prof W. A. Price, of Ashland, Ohio, 
who had been elected a member of the 
faculty, was re-elected to his position in 
Ashland College. We quote the follow- 
ing from the "Purple and Gold" : ' We 
hasten to announce the glad news that 
Prof. W. A. Price and Miss Rose Clark 
were married at her residence in Lin- 
coln, Neb., on June 17th. Faculty and 
students join in wishing them a most 
happy life, along which 'Roses' may 
grow in profusion, and 'Price' may never 
be lacking for anything needful " 

R. W. Schlosser, English scientific 
graduate 1906, had been re-elected to 
teach the school he taught last year, but 
resigned to return to school in Septem- 
ber to take the course in Pedagogy. 

Although the chairman, Elder T. F. 
Imler, of Norristown, could not be present, 
the books of the acting treasurer, H. K. 
Ober, were examined by the remaining 
members of the auditing committee, J. H. 
Eshelman and A. N. Martin, and found 
to be correct. 

The Bible Department enrolls the fol- 
lowing at the opening of the fall term : 
J. F. Graybill, Martha Martin, B. Mary 
Rover, for the second year; L. Margaret 
Haas, Nathan Martin, Annie M. Hoover, 
Kathyrn ('. Ziegler, John C. Zug, Bessie 
M. Rider, Martha Cassel, for the first 

E Blanche Fisher will teach l he Bain- 
bridge primary school; A. (i Hotten- 
stein, Charles Bower, Lillie H. Risser 
and C. R Frey have schools in Mount 
Joy township Others teaching in Lan- 
caster county are: R P. Bucher, A. P. 
Geib, W W. Gibbei, E. R. Ruhl, Laura 
M Groff, Mabel Martin, Naomi P. White, 
I. W. Singer, C. W. (-iibbel, W. G. Baker. 
S. R. MeDannel has been assigned a 
school in Lebanon county. Sue Buck- 
waiter and Anna Cassel are going to 
teach in Montgomery county. Anna 
Morning, Til lie Booser, Anna Gruberand 
A. G. Coble are teachers-elect in Dau- 
phin county. 

The class of 1907 will probably consist 
of the following: College Preparatory 
Course, L. D. Rose; Pedagogical Course, 
George H. Light, R. W. Schlosser; Eng- 
lish Scientific Course, Mary E. Bittner, 
Leah M Sheatter, Emelia Gran, Carrie 
B Hess, Annie M. Hollinger, S. (i Mey- 
er, A. G. Mottenstein and Nathan Mar- 
tin; Music Teachers' Course, Ada M. Lit- 
tle and W. E. Glasmire; English Bible 
Course, J. F. Graybill, B. Mary Rover 
and Martha Martin; Commercial Course, 
Stella W. Hotter, J. O. Cashman, O. G. 
Diehm, P. B. Eshelman. 

The progress made by our students 
during the past year was commendable, 
the leading criticism being that some of 
our students tried to do too much in a 
given time. We are glad for all those 
who come to Elizabethtow n College with 
a definite purpose; but in the effort to 
accomplish this purpose, we should not 
sacrifice health or the blessings of a 
thorough education, which is acquired 
only through a reasonable degree of 
application and plenty of time to get well 
the studies under perusal. 

A former student who will return to 
BCboOl thin fall writes: "Only live more 

weeks 'till school opens I I'm real glad, 

lor I'm very anxious to return." 


Why Young Men Leave the Farm. 

since agriculture is a fundamental ami 

essential occupation, the reasons leading 

young men of the present day to choose 
ol set aside farming as their life-work are 
of far-reaching interest. What these 
reasons are is the subject of an article in 
the July Century by L. H. Bailey, Dir- 
ector of the College of Agriculture of Cor- 
nell University. He gathered his data 
from letter?, addressed to students of Cor- 
nell Duiversity, outside of the Agricul- 
tural College whom he had reason to be- 
lieve were born in the country, asking 
them among other questions, "Whether 
they intended to follow a business other 
than farming, and if so, why? He re- 
ceived one hundred and fifty-five replies, 
ami from these he prepared a summary 
of unusual interest and value. 

Some reasons are:— On the farm, the 
work is too hard and the days are too 
long; farming offers few chances for 
advancement; farming does not pay; not 
being adapted for the work. 

II is a fact that there is considerable 
discontent among young men on the farm 
but this existed fifty or more years ago. 
It may be stated that perhaps the chief 
reason that the farm is seemingly aban- 
doned is that nowadays many more 
opportunities in the way of employment 
are open to them to leave the farm. This 
did not exist years ago. 

The factory or shop offers better pay 
and for the whole year, whereas farm 
work gives employment to the day lab- 
orer only eight or nine months; and not 
being able to be idle the remaining few 
months, he is obliged to seek employment 

But statistics refute the idea frequently 
advanced, that the farm is being forsaken. 
During the last half century, the value of 
farming land has increased more than 
live-fold, and the number of farms in the 
same period of time has increased about 
four-fold. Surely some one must run 

these farms, and if the farmer's son does 
not do it, it may be the doctor's son or 
the carpenter's son. No one should be 
alarmed that the farmer's son does not 
desire to farm any more than the preach- 
er's son does not choose the ministry, or 
than if the lawyer's sun does not practice 

The tide of humanity has moved city- 
ward, but there will be a reversal, and 
humanity is bound to return to the coun- 
try. The trolley systems are a means of 
helping to bring this about. City people 
prefer to reside in the country and yet 
within easy access to the city, for the 
transaction of business. Meanwhile, let 
the young man who has inclination and 
ability for agriculture look forward to 
pursuing an agricultural course in some 
school, for this the times are about to 
demand, then with a skillful hand and a 
cultured and enlightened mind, apply his 
energy to the soil to make it yield more 
copiously; let him aim to farm less ex- 
tensively (less acreage) but more inten- 
sively, i. e. let him undertake to cultivate 
fewer acres which he will be able to tend 
himself or nearly so, thus solving the 
problem of scarcity of farm hands, and by 
a knowledge of soils, fertilizers, etc., his 
soil will yield richer returns, and so 
arduous labor will be reduced to a mini- 

Elizabethtown College is going to do 
her part to induce young men to gtay on 
the farm after educating them first for 
farming according to scientific principles. 
So she will send the farmers' boys back 
to be more intelligent in the home as 
fathers, more useful to the community as 
citizens, more zealous and efficient in the 
church as workers. 

Miss Hollinger was quite a busy girl 
daring vacation— painting, papering, 
doing housework and driving the horse 
in the hay fork during hay making. 


Exchange Department. 

— Traveling is an educational influ- 
ence; so is getting acquainted with our- 
selves and our immediate environment. 
Emerson and Thoreau were great 
home lovers. While the Concord philos- 
opher's modesty would never have 
allowed him to say, "My mind to me a 
kingdom is," nevertheless the treasures of 
that mind have been a royal legacy to the 
world. Thoreau found more at Walden 
Pond than many a Cook tourist gains 
who has seen Europe in ninety days. 
— California Student. 

— Not at all times are opportunities a 
pleasure; in fact, they are servile. What 
use is made of them depends on those to 
whom they are presented. We ourselves 
are the greater part of our opportunities. 
Nature is but a wild expanse to the one 
who does not see her beauties. The 
Spring is not pleasant to those who have 
not a heart to see and feel. — The Philo- 
mathean Monthly. 

— Of the many false standards of false 
success the Social Lion of the Season is 
perhaps the one idolized by most people. 
The frivolous nature of society demands 
something in keeping with its own ideals 
and dotes upon an individual character, 
not so much because he has any true 
excellencies, but because he stands well 
in the estimation of Society's unthinking 
leaders — Marquette College Journal. 

— We are all builders. Our thoughts 
are the workmen that toil day and night 
on the walls of the temple of character 
which each one of us is rearing. What 
our ordinary thoughts are, that we be- 
come. "As a man thinketh in his heart, 
80 is he." 

* * * The conquerors of this world 
are not the generals and statesmen but 
the thinkers. Generals and statesmen 
may enjoy great celebrity during their 
lives lint the thoughts of great men live 
forever and it is such thoughts as theirs 
that are necessary in bringing about 
every new order of things. * * * 

The aim of education is to think deeply, 
correctly, impartially and nobly. It we 
want to influence the coming generations, 
if we want to lead others to a better and 
higher life, we must think such thoughts 
which will not live merely in our own 
time, but forever. — College Campus. 

— The educator has vabtly more to do 
than merely to communicate facts. His 
real business is to create dispositions, to 
fix higher ideals, to rouse and urge on the 
will power of the pupil to whatever is 
true and good. This is the teacher's 
chief aim. To lie able to guide the 
pupil's will, the teacher must gain posses- 
sion of the pupil's heart. — The Standard. 

— Education is one of the bulwarks of 
Christianity. * * * It is the con- 
struction work to prepare and lift us up 
to higher and better things in life and to 
equip us for the great college to which we 
should all set our aim. * * * 

Education is not a question of endow- 
ment, of money, of a large student body, 
but of association and assimilation. — 
Purple and Gold. 

— Some years ago it was predicted by a 
certain educator that the small college 
would have hard work to survive. Some 
imagined that the big universities would 
swallow up the small colleges. But it 
seems that a reaction is coming in favor 
of the email college methods of education. 
—The Standard. 

— History is only that characteristic of 
a nation which is manifested through 
action, while literature is that character- 
istic which is written down in its hunks, 
suiil's, and ballads, or throbbing in its 
dramas. * * * The literature and 
history of a country are inseparable; we 
cannot profitably pursue the study ol one 
without a good knowledge oi the other. 
—The Philomathean Monthly. 

— The mind of man is the nobleel work 

of God, which reason discovers to us, and 

therefore, on account of its dignity, 

deserves our study. The Mndy Ol psy- 


chology is still developing and new truths 
and beauties are co&stailtly being set forth 
to us. — The Philomatheau Monthly. 

— Do not circumscribe your life by the 
circumference of a silver dollar. There 
are many things that money cannot buy. 
It may buy a house, but not a home. 
It may buy a reputation, but it cannot 
buy a character. — College Campus. 

Nathan Martix. 

Three Great Educators. 

Nathaniel S. Shaler, for forty years 
professor of geologv in Harvard Univer- 
sity, died last May. He was a man 
whom students flocked to hear, because 
of the way he taught rather than for 
what he taught. In his long service he 
attracted over seven thousand students to 
his courses in geology. 

On July 2, Dr. M. G. Brumbaugh, 
President of Juniata College, wag induct- 
ed into the office of superintendent of the 
schools of Philadelphia, at a salary of 
seven thousand five hundred dollars a 
year. His predecessor was Dr. Edward 
Brooks, who held the position about fif- 
teen years. The Pennsylvania Legisla- 
ture a year ago passed a bill practically 
drawn up by Dr. Brumbaugh, which calls 
for a reorganization of the Philadelphia 
schools, placing them on an entirely new 
foundation. Probably no measure aim- 
ing at the betterment of public education 
in Pennsylvania has come up during the 
last ten years with which he has not 
been identified— not obtrusively, but as 
an influential factor. 

Dr. VV. T. Harris, commissioner of ed- 
ucation in the United States since 1889, 
recently resigned. Dr. Elmer E. Brown, 
of California University, is his successor. 
Dr. Harris is the most commanding fig- 
ure in the educational field today, and 
has laid the foundation for an American 
philosophy of education. Through his 
efficient labors and copious educational 
reports, the Bureau of Education at- 
tracted attention in Europe, Latin Amer- 

ica and the Orient. After being superin- 
tendent of St. Louis for many years, he 
became a lecturer at the Concord School 
of Philosophy. While in St. Louis he 
organized a philosophical club, which 
has become the mother of other educa- 
tional and literary clubs in the United 
States. He is no orator, but Supt. J. M. 
Greenwood calls him "the most danger- 
ous man in debate there is to be found in 
the United States today." To him is 
also due most largely the establishment 
of the kindergarten in America as a part 
of the common school system. He never 
became a servile followerof German ped- 
agogues, but extracted from all the best 
and welded it with his American philos- 
ophy. His leading literary contributions 
outside of his reports are "Psychologic 
Foundations of Education" and "The 
Spiritual Sense of Dante's Divine Com- 

Society Notes. 

Society work is essential to progressive 
student life. When students become 
members and participate in the exercises 
they receive training which will help 
them in every avenue of life. Public 
speaking becomes easier when we do our 
duty in the Literary Society. Students 
also recite with greater ease in the class- 
room, and hence make more progress in 
their studies. To be a full student one 
ought to be a willing worker in the Key- 
stone Literary Society. 

A number of new students are expect- 
ed at the opening of the session. To 
them we extend a hearty welcome to 
join our ranks. Fifty-eight new mem- 
bers were added during the past session, 
and with persistent effort we can do 
equally as well the coming session. 

We were glad to have as our guests Mr. 
and Mrs. Martin Sheaffer, of Bareville, 
and Mr and Mrs. A. I. Hartman, of 





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Prisoners of the Den. 


I think by the program I must come 
in as the dessert and you know the des- 
sert is not the biggest part of the meal — 
it ought to be the most palatable, but I 
am not a good hand in preparing the 
desserts. Perhaps some of the ladies 
could prepare it a little better than I ran. 

Some of my address fortunately has 
already been made, and I shall therefore 
not dwell upon that as long as I had in- 
tended, because you certainly have had a 
feast already, and you certainly must be 
full and there is no use in putting more 
in a vessel than it can hold. The food 
has been placed before you and it is for 
you now to digest it. 

The tendency of modern education is to 
go to school in order to earn a living 
more easily. In other words the "bread 
and butter" side of an education is very 
much emphasized. There are hundreds 
of men who do not send their boys to 
school for any other reason than that 
they will be able to make their living a 
little more effectively and easily than the 
one who does not go to school. There 
are men who do not give a cent to any 
educational cause if they do not believe 
that they are making the "bread and 
butter" problem easier. Now education 
does enable you to get clothes that are 
heavier and spread butter thicker. That 
I could not deny. The educated man 
must work. I am not taking the position 
that he does not have to work; he must 
work just as hard to prove successful as 
the man who does manual labor. Show 

me the laborer that has worked harder 
than I have, or than your faculty has — we 
all have to work hard; but the work of 
the educated is more effective; it brings 
broader results, and that is why we look 
upon education as a means to earn a liv- 
ing more easily. I have heard some 
people say, "I wish I had a snap of it 
like that," but if they knew the torment 
that the secretary goes through when 
bills are presented and he has no money 
to pay them he would not envy the posi- 
tion. If the farmer has no money he has 
no bills to pay; he goes no farther than 
his resources allow him to go. 

We emphasize the "bread and butter" 
side. It is well to emphasize the im- 
material side, the element which prepares 
not for service for self alone, but for 
Bervice for others and for God. I think 
1 know the object of the founders of this 
institution when 1 say that they did not 
found it to make their girls and boys earn 
more money. They have plenty to eat 
and drink and have never lacked it, and 
I am quite satisfied that they are not 
afraid their children would ever suffer 
want. Am I not right? 


The purpose of the school stands for the 
perfection of the individual. We regard 
education, not as an end to be attained, 
but rather as a means to an end. To live 
completely, to render the highest service, 
are the aims of the institution. Its doors 
are open to both men and women. 
While being under the control of the 
Brethren, and primarily intended for the 
education of their own children, vet her 


opportunities are open to everybody, 
regardless of creed. 

Now the perfection of the individual 
is not attained by giving one an education 
along some narrow line of study, so that 
you see I have supposed rightly. We re- 
gard education not as an end but as a 
means to an end. The lowest service is 
to work for yourself; the highest service 
is to work for others and when you do 
that you work for God. Now then in order 
to emphasize tins spiritual side of educa- 
tion I will read from Plato's Republic. 

First note the conditions we are in 
naturally without an education. First 
compare yourself in this matter of images 
whether you have been educated in a 
school or whether you have not been 
educated in a school. Are you afraid of 
spooks? If you are, you want to be edu- 
cated a little more. Are you afraid of 
goblins? Are you afraid of thunder and 
lightning, or do you recognize that it is 
God who is speaking, and that it is not a 
threat to destroy, but a manifestation of 
his power. I was brought up in the 
country most of the time and I am very 
much afraid of snakes. If I studied 
snakes for a couple years I would not be a 
bit afraid of them. After you have studied 
a thing you are then no longer a prisoner 
of the den regarding that thing. If I 
were "dead sure" a snake would not hurt 
me then I would probably reach down 
and pick it up I must be liberated from 
my prison before I would touch them. 

Compare the educated and the unedu- 
cated. We had witch-craft once. We 
do not have any now. Why not? We 
have learned there could not be such a 
thing. Superstition— Now, I am on 
dangerous ground. The light of know- 
ledge does not seem to dispel that shadow. 
The colored people are the most ignorant, 
and thev are the ones who believe most 
in these superstitious ideas. One time 1 
took a trip on a steam boat on a Friday 
evening on the Kith of June. There were 
some grills in the crowd, and one of them 

that I thought the most of stepped back 
and would not go along And do you 
know that fact weighed heavily on me, 
and I was sort of glad when I stepped off 
the boat at two o'clock in the morning. 

I have no superstitions of that kind, 
and seldom notice anything of the kind 
unless my attention is called to it. 
Thirteen is an unlucky number. The 
conductor of a pullman car has only that 
one left and apologizes to you for being 
obliged to give it to you. Some people 
would actually miss a meal rather than 
be the thirteenth at the tahle. 

I want to compare the educated and the 
uneducated. There is where the cultured 
mind rises above the uncultured. You 
have all heard of the Gordian knot. Each 
one of us has some gordian knots to cut. 
No man can raise a family without hav- 
ing some gordian knots to cut, and the 
more intelligent you are the better you 
will be able to cut those knots. All 
kindsof knowledge, the knowledge you 
get on the farm as well as any other kind- 
and on the farm is where you get the 
most anvhow — are going to help you out 
of difficulties. If you have an education 
you do not need to rely on others, you do 
not need to ask others' opinions, and re- 
ly upon their decisions. We have 
some eternal principles that we have 
learned and they guide and direct us 
without asking others how to do. 

( To Be Continued. ) 

Bible Term of 1907. 

Seventh annual Bible Term opens Jan. 
7 and will continue two weeks. Eld. J. 
K. Miller, Eld. S. H. Hertzler and four 
members of the school faculty will again 
participate in the instruction. There 
will be preaching each evening during 

the term. It is expected that Bro. Beahm 

will deliver Bible land lectures fora num- 
ber of evenings. Bra Miller and others 
will also do preaching. Write for circu- 
lar giving full particulars about December. 



Ruth C. Stayer, English Scientific '05 
is in school again to complete the peda- 
gogical course. She is also assistant 
librarian of the College. 

Rev. Ira C. Holsopple's address on 
Opening Day, Sept. 3, was full of instruc- 
tion and inspiration. 

L. Margaret Haas honors the school 
and herself by serving as regular contrib- 
utor to Our Young People. She prepares 
the weekly notes for the Christian Work- 
ers' topic. 

In the September issue of Our College 
Times, it was stated that Prof. Ober 
bought a farm. The professor wishes it 
stated that this is not true. A Manheim 
newspaper is the authority on which the 
first statement was made. 

Souvenir cards from Gibraltar and 
Rime have been received, sent by Pres. 
Beahm, stating that his partv experienced 
no sickness except some cold. His best 
wishes, which are extended to the entire 
school, are hereby acknowledged, and 
those of the school tendered him for a 
profitable and safe journey. 

Prof. Wampler has charge of teaching 
vocal music in the public schools of 
Elizabethtown. He has also organized a 
vocal class near Bainbridge and one in 

J. H. Stayer, a graduate in the com- 
mercial course of 1905, jusf returned from 
a trip through the west. He was as far 
as Kansas City and reports a nice time. 
He is still interested in the work of the 
College and visits the institution at least 
once a year. 

Elizabethtown Herald is the name of a 
new up-to-date weekly newspaper pub- 
lished in Elizabethtown. The first issue 
appeared Oct. 12. It is one of the many 
periodicals that come to the library and 
are appreciated by the faculty and 
students. The second issue of the Herald 
contained a very readable and attractive 
account of the founding, growth, and 
present condition of the institution. 

D. T. Dikit, a student of 1905-00 from 
the Philippine Islands is nut in school 
this year. In a letter dated Oct. 8, 1900 
he writes : "I expect to go to Washing- 
ton on the 15th of this month, where I 
shall take the train for California. I will 
try to do all I can for Elizabethtown 
College Give my best regards to all the 
faculty and students, and please tell them 
to think of me sometimes in the 'Chapel 
Exercises' and in 'Prayer Meeting.' I 
will have to travel at least a month before 
I reach home. I bid you all good-bye." 

Educational Programs. 

sept. 3, 7:30 p. m. 

Address of Welcome - Elizabeth Myer. 
Head and Heart Culture, B. F. Wampler. 

Recitation - Luella G. Fogelsanger. 
Place of Drawing in Curriculum, 

J. Z Herr. 
Value of Bible Study, L. Margaret Haas. 

From Home to College, - D C. Reber. 
Address, - - Ira C. Bolsopple. 

sept. 4, 9 A. M. 

The Ideal Student - - L. D. Rose. 
Value of a Musical Education, 

Mrs. Wampler. 

Education Througli Nature, J. G. Meyer. 
Why Study Latin ? - E. C. Bixler. 
Present Tendencies in Education 

H. K. Ober. 
Address, - Pres. I. N. H. Beahm. 
Address, "Prisoners of the Den," 

Dr. L. S. Shimmell. 

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Twentieth century demands of the 
successful teacher are pleasine personal- 
ity, broad and thorough scholarship, 
teaching power, professional training, 
and Christian character. 

Trustees met on Oct. 11. Action was 
taken to secure annthe- piano and type- 
writer. This brings the equipment of 
the respective departments to four pianos 
and one orsan, and six typewriters. 

The library committee has procured a 
handsome souvenir of our College in the 
form of a paper weight on which is the 
picture of the College buildings This 
beautiful article may he procured for 
twenty-five cents at the book-room. 
Proceeds will go to the College library. 

School opened on Sept. 3 for the sev- 
enth year under auspicious circumstances. 
The educational programs which appear 
in this issue were rendered to appreci- 
ative audiences. B. G. Groff with a 
force of hands had previously put the 
campus in a very attractive condition by 
grading and removing of weeds This, 
together with the crushed stone walks 
furnished from Groff& Gray bill's quarries 
lend to beautify our educational environ- 
ment. The enrollment for the fall term 
in the seventh week is eighty-eight, being 
larger than for any previous fall term. 
Prospects for winter term are very 


A number of post cards have been re- 
ceived from Prof. I N. H. I'.e.thm who 
is visiting in Bible Lands. He reports 
that he is enjoying an interesting visit; 
and u e hope upon his return be will have 
much rich and interesting news to tell us. 

The lecture delivered by Prof. C. C. 
Ellis Thursday evening, Oct. 11, was very 
much enjoyed by all who were present. 
Prof. Ellis also led in our chapel exercises 
Friday morning and gave us a very help- 
ful and interesting ten minute address. 

Thursday afternoon a number of friends 
wdio attended the lovefeast in town visit- 
ed the College. Among them were KM. 
Win. Anthony of Shady Grove, Pa , and 
Bro. A. L. B. Martin of Harrisburg. 

Mr Wilbert Guthrie of Los Angeles, 
Cal., while on his way around the world. 
stopped at College to visit Miss Myerand 
Miss Sheaffer. 

Miss Gertrude Newcomer was greatly 
surprised Thursday evening, Oct. 4, when 
her sister Miss Ida stepped into her room. 
Saturday afternoon she left for her home 
in Waynesboro. 

Mr. Chas. Livelihood who is employed 
near Pittsburg, was a recent visitor of 
friends in town and at the College. 

Quite a number of the students attend- 
ed the dedicatory exercises at Harrisburg, 
Oct. 4. They seem to be very much 
pleased with their trip although the 
weather was somewhat disagreeable. 

There are now 87 students enrolled and 
we hope for more soon. 

A number of the students of last year 
are now busily engaged directing the 
young minds in the schoolrooms. We 
wish them all great success in their work. 

Dr. D. C. Reber received a letter from 
Mr. Domingo Dikttwhowas formerly a 

student it this place, Btating that he 
would soon Sail from San Francisco for 
his home in the Philippine Islands. 

Annie M. Ilmi inqkb. 


Education T.hrough Nature. 

Tlie education obtained through Nature 
is scientific or moral ; obtained intention- 
ally or incidentally Thestages in human 
culture are Hunting, Fishing, Pastoral, 
Agricultural, and the Industrial and Com- 
mercial stage. In the Agricultural stage 
the care of animals and the cultivation 
of plants lead to an intimate knowledge 
of biological laws, such as can be gained 
through experience alone. This empiri- 
cal knowledge never becomes scientific, 
however, as it is acquired unconsciously 
and incidentally ratherthan intentionally. 
Yet it is doubtless to such empirical 
knowledge of plants and animals, of the 
dependence of the seasons upon move- 
ments of the heavenly bodies, of qualities 
of the soil as being determined by its 
chemical and organic ingredients, etc . 
that modern science owes its beginning. 

The Industrial and Commeicial stage is 
characterized by a high specialization of 
economic activities. Country life is re- 
stricted to a few kinds of work. By the 
invention of machinery, farm life is re- 
duced to a mere routine of sowing and 
harvesting .Work other than this of 
sowing and reaping and feeding stock is 
transferred to factories around which 
spring up great centers of population. 
These ate often entirely cut off from the 
rural districts save by a highly artificial 
system of transportation and exchange. 
Within these centers of population all is 
art in the sense; very few of the original 
physical conditions, such as soil, water, 
pure air, and sunshine remain. Labor is 
specialized. The individual is narrowed 
to the mechanical performance of a single 
kind of work, exercising perhaps only a 
limited number of faculties. It is in 
these centers of population, amid the 
nervous stress of a highly developed 
commercial life and of a highly complex 
social life, that the need for a return to 
nature is most strongly felt. None, how- 
ever, realize full; the effects of these en- 
ervating influences who have never 

known what country life and real personal 
contact with nature is. 

The most general aim of nature study 
in schools is to promote normal develop- 
ment. More particularly, it aims to 
place the student amid such influences as 
the laws of human society, on one hand, 
and the laws of nature on the other, 
prescribe for the final realization of the 
higher ideals in the student. 

The achievements of the human race 
during past ages are not to be ignored. 
Traces of these achievements are to be 
found in written records, sculpture, paint- 
ing, music, and in social and political in- 
stitutions. Nature study aims to lay 
that foundation in the plastic mind and 
body that will enable the student to 
appropriate these treasures of the past, 
and add, perhaps, something out of his 
own life to the sum of human happine s, 
the sum of human knowledge, and 
the sum of human achievement. 
This nature study is not for dispensing 
with the art of reading but rather to 
make intelligent reading possible; not to 
dispense with writing or arithmetic, but 
rather to make these something more 
than mere imi:ation of muscular move- 
ments and manipulations of symbols with 
no content. In short, nature study is the 
foundation of all arts and sciences. 

Science is often spoken of as a social 
product. In the first place, no single 
individual is able to master all modern 
science. In the second place, modern 
science is to a certain extent the result 
of co-operative effort. Science therefore 
presupposes organized society, and that 
implies more or less of human culture, 
specialization, which must necessarily 
exist in any highly organized society, 
implies a diversity of human activities, 
and such diversity requires more or less 
of science. We can hardly, therefore, 
separate science from culture or culture 
from science, as it is so frequently at- 
tempted by those who look upon science 
as something inferior if not positively 
degrading. Science is the ripest fruit of 


man's intellectual development. 

It would be a mistake, however, to sup- 
pose that science has had nothing to do 
with the creation of those conditions 
which made the higher development of 
science possible. Knowledge of nature 
and her laws must always have been the 
basis on which human culture advanced. 
Temporary or prolonged disregard for 
nature, and an absorption in an artificial 
atmosphere of art, as in case of Greece 
and Rome, has always ended in degener- 
ation and decay. The reason for this is, 
perhaps, that art can have no standard as 
a guide if nature is ignored. Man can 
improve on nature only by taking nature 
as a model. By knowing nature we can 
lead her where we will, but she will not 
be coerced. Pure science enables us to 
put things together in such a way as to 
make natural force minister to our wants. 
It is largely by this ministering to human 
wants that nature, in the harness of 
science, has enabled us to rise from one 
level to another in the scale of culture. 
Having mastered the little problems, we 
have been made free to occupy ourselves 
with larger ones. If this is true of society 
as a whole, it may be equally true of the 
individual, namely that natural science 
and art must be acquired together in 
order to enable the individual to appreci- 
ate the highest culture. 

Through nature all the special senses 
are developed, the judgments trained. 
From visible and finite things the imag- 
ination carries us to the invisible and 
infinite. Most if not all works of art are 
results of conscious or unconscious experi- 
tece with nature. Nature teems with 
beautiful things. Art is nature idealized. 
It derives its inspiration from nature, and 
seeks to imitate it in its idealized form. 
The study of natural science is the surest 
means to the development of scientific 
culture. This culture is essentially eth- 
ical, and for that reason must be the 
safest foundation of social culture. Be- 
sides a sound judgment, the chief ele- 
ments which combine to form character 

are the will power andsell-feliance which 
arc also developed by the study of nature 
because the student is obliged to accom- 
plish his task largely independently 

Whatever promotes the normal devel- 
opment of the individual's body, mind, 
and soul, in such a way as to enable him 
to meet successfully that strain and stress 
which his relation to his fellow beings 
and to the physical universe, brings, 
tends also to elevate his ideals which are 
promises within him of better things 
because of his growth towards that which 
is ideally good. 

Present Tendencies in Education. 


In these days of commercialism our 
educational system catches the same 
spirit that exists so largely in the com- 
mercial world. The cry of manufactur- 
ers today is Sp cialize ! Specialize ! 
Not many years ago we had a man learn 
his trade; as for example, the shoemaker. 
He would serve as an apprentice three 
years, after which he was supposed to he 
able to construct accurately an entire 
shoe— he making every part of it The 
idea of specializing is carried to its zenith 
in the present age. Manufacturers will 
hire a man and teach him to do one 
thing — punch a hole, cut a heel, etc., and 
this he is supposed to do from day to day 
with all the rapidity that is possible. 
In the educational field we find that 
young men early in life get the idea to 
specialize. The idea is all right, only the 

lack of thorough preparation before 

taking up one special line of work is very 
strongly manifested. I can point you to 
no better illustration than to our Com- 
mercial course in this institution. The 

tendency is for our young men and wo rj 

to come to the commercial school with a 
view of completing the Commercial course 
in one year. Most of them have had 
very little educational training outside of 
the public school. Prom the nature of 
the case, it will be seen that the com- 


meicial course is very narrow because it 
is distinctly xptcific. It aims at one thing 
and this idea is perfectly in keeping with 
the demand of the age, only the trouble 
lies in lack of thorough preparation before 
taking up this line of work. Never in the 
histnn of our country has there been so 
strong a demand for thorough English 
and for accuracy in execution of detail. 
Now all this will plainly show that we 
inusi specialize, but the wrong tendency, 
as I have said before, is to specialize too 
early. Any young man or woman should 
see to it that first of all they possess a 
thorough knowledge of the common 
school branches, for along with this 
special line of work the duties and 
responsibilities will continually increase, 
and hence awn and women today must 
he master of every phase of the situation 
and hence should Bee to it that they lay a 
broad foundation for their superstructure. 
I cannot pass by another phase of 
present day tendencies, especially in our 
college life. Along with the demand for 
physical culture has come an abnormal 
development of athletics. It is a known 
fact today that in some of our larger 
institutions, and I am afraid in quite a 
number of our smaller ones, there are 
young men going to school with no other 
view in mind than that of playing bailor 
performing some other gymnastic feats. 
Wherever that is the condition you will 
find again and again that it has an un- 
healthy educational influence. The 
matck games today between our educa- 
tional institutions are a source of a great 
deal of rowdyism. Our young men who 
are away from home and home influences 
are thrown in contact with other young 
men whose ideas of life are far from what 
they should be and whose conduct is not 
in keeping with that of college culture. 
They travel miles on railroad trains in 
order to reach the place where the game 
is to take place. They are exposed to 
temptations and wry often are too weak 
to withstand. They are not careful of 
their conduct—the rough, the uncouth, 

the animal side is given full sway, and 
yet these are all young men who are 
going to institutions which are supposed 
to stand high in the rank of culture and 
Christian virtues. I am glad that our 
school sees her responsibility and hence 
has taken an advance step in our present 
age in regard to college rowdyism in all 
its various forms, and I hope the day is 
not far distant when all our schools shall 
stand shoulder to shoulder in this reform 
movement. Anything that tends toward 
ruffianism, unkindness, vulgarity, or in- 
temperance certainly is a move in the 
wrong direction, and these tendencies 
must be eliminated from our college life 
if true culture and true education shall 
flourish. Young man ! Young woman ! 
See to it that you lay well your founda- 
tion before you take up a single line of 
work to the exclusion of all other lines. 
By the time you will be forty years old, 
the world will demand even more of you 
than it does today of those who have 
reached that number of years. Get ready 
for the large work that will be demanded 
of you. 

Keystone Literary Society Notes. 

The Keystone Literary Society proves 
to be a very interesting feature of the 
College each Friday night. That the 
students realize the advantages connected 
with it may be clearly seen by the rapid 
increase in membership since the opening 
of the fall term. 

The following persons have applied 
and been elected active members of 
the Society : Budd I. Stull, Wm. A. 
Brindle, Mabel E. Grosh, Yiela E. With- 
ers, John A. Buflenmyer, Agnes M. Ryan, 
Maud Sprinkle, Emma Cashman, Martha 
N. Cassel, Floy S. Crouthamel, Anna D. 
Martin, Kathryn Mover, EmmaL. Smith, 
L. Margaret Haas, Anna M. Hoover, 
Daisy Rider; and the following have 
been elected honorary members : Ed- 
ward C. Bixler, Samuel EL Hertzler, ami 
s. <;. Graybill. 

Among the interesting features of the 


Society thus far were recitation?, select 
readings, essays, declamations and lie- 
bates. There were recitations by Misses 
Stella Hofl'er, Leah M. Sheaffer, Mary 
Bittner, Stella Frantz, A^nes M Ryan, 
and Walter Gish. Declamations were 
given by Bruce Rothrock and P. B. Esh- 

The following questions for debate were 
discussed : 

Resolved, That the observance of a day 
of rest should be required by law. 

Resolved. That, the Monroe Doctrine 
should be continued as a part of the 
permanent foreign policy of the United 

Resolved, That the Western Hemi- 
sphere abounds in greater natural curios- 
ities than the Eastern. 

Resolved, That universal disarmament 
is practicable. 

The Parliamentary Drill, held each ex- 
ecutive session proves to be a very inter- 
esting and helpful feature, giving one a 
splendid knowledge of Parliamentary 
Law, which should he acquired by every 

The election of officers, held Oct. 5th, 
resulted as follows : Pres., R. W. Schlos- 
ser; V Pres., H K. Eby ; Secretary, 
Mary Royer ; Critic, Martha Martin, 
Editor, Emelia Gran. 

Bessie M. Rider. 

Class of 1907. 

The senior class recently organized with 
the following officers : Pres., W. E. 
Glasmire ; V. Pres., R. \V. Schlosser ; 
Secretary, Ruth C. Stayer ; Treasurer, 
J. O. Casbman ; Historian, Leah M. 
Sheaffer ; Poet, Martha Martin ; Prophet, 
A. G. Hottensiein. The courses repre- 
sented are : Pedagogical, Knglish Scien- 
tific, Commercial, Music, Bible. 

The Mission Study class is under the 
direction of J. F. (iraybili. "Introduc- 
tion to the Study of Foreign Missions" 
is the title of the book studied. 

Text-books Before 1,000 A. D. 


The first books intended primarily for 
the use of children in school were written 
about ftUO A. D. The Greeks and Romans 
had no text-books; the teacher rented 
the lesson to the children who copied it 
upon waxen-iablets and then committed 
it to memory. Then they erased the 
writing with a stylus and were ready to 
repeat the operation The early church 
fathers did not write books for children 
or even for those entering the ministry, 
but theological treatises intended for 
mature minds. 

The first author of a book that enn be 
called a text-hook, was MartianusCapella 
of Carthage, about the fifth century, lie 
wrote an allegorical treatise entitled 
"The Marriage of Mercury and I'hilol 
ogy," which contains all the studies of 
the liberal arts : — grammar, dialectics, 
rhetoric, geometry, arithmetic, astronomy 
and music. Mercury is a heaven-boin 
god and as the inventor of letters, sym- 
bolizes the arts of Greece as heaven-born, 
while Philology an earth-born virgin, 
daughter of Wisdom, represents school 
learning. The work is composed of nine 
hooks. The nuptials are celebrated in 
first tun books, after which the .^even 
virgins w horn Mercury assigns to his bride 
as attendants, representing the seven 
liberal arts, appear and expound the 
substance of their respective arts, most 
dryly, all virginal allegory laid aside. 
The work is obscure so that ire ate 
puzzled to know whether the author's 
peculiarities are due to his affected style 
or an intention to be enigmatic. He has 
adopted the medley of poetry and prose 
for his rambling but seemingly copious 
accounts of the liberal arts. An exam- 
ination of what was really represented 
under each of the branches would reveal 
to us how meagre* the actual information 
was and would also show the lack of all 
Scientific thoroughness. 

The next writer of a book that con- 
tained all the studies of the Christian 


curriculum, was Boethius (481-525). He 
divided the studies into trivium — gram- 
mar, logic and rhetoric; and quadrivium 
—geometry, arithmetic, astronomy and 
music. His work was more compre- 
hensive than that of Capella, and won 
the esteem of teachers because it supplied 
the Deed of a text-book from a Christian 
writer, thus avoiding the training of 
Christian youths from pagan books. To 
hi'n we owe much of the transmission of 
the purely Greek thought — imperfect ami 
insignificant though it may now appear — 
through seven centuries. 

Cassiodorua (480-575) wrote an educa- 
tional treatise entitled "Institution's 
Divinamm et Humanarnm Lectionum " 
The work was divided into two p.uts: 
the first half was devoted to religious 
matters, while in the second part, he 
realized so much of secular knowledge as 
he thought every monk ought to know 
concerning the liberal arts. The manual 
of education was the most meagre of all 
the text-hooks of the Middle Ages, as 
some of the sciences occupy only one 
us, for example, geometry and astronomv, 
while arithmetic, music and grammar 
occupy only two pages each, rhetoric six 
and logic eighteen. This shows bow the 
traditions of pagan culture were dwindling 
away before the combined influences of a 
narrow Theology and barbaric rule. 

The next and last of the patriarchs of 
the liberal arts was Isidore of Spain 
(— «3(>). He was the author of the first 
encyclopedia, a work in twenty books, 
called the "Etymologies" or "Origines." 
This work was eclectic in character and 
presented in dry compendious form the 
sum of knowledge of the age on all 
branches of scientific research. It served 
as a thesaurus of all knowledge for 
centuries, to which later writers made 
continual reference, and also served as a 
general text-book. His arrangement of 
the material was unsystematic and in 
most matters of scientific experience, he 
evidently depended on second-hand 

What these men gave the Middle ages, 
was enclosed in a veiy few books yet 
this scanty store constituted practically 
the whole substance of instruction until 
the eighth century and was not entirely 
replaced until the Renaissance. Boethius, 
Cassiodorua anil Isidore became the 
acknowledged authorities in the schools, 
while Capella, though not at first acknowl- 
edged, was also influential. Isidore 
closed the development of Christian 
school learning in the midst of a barbarism 
that was extinguishing not only learning 
hut civilized society of Western Europe. 

From Zanerian Art College. 

The following letter was received by 
Prof. J. Z Herr in reply to fine speci- 
mens written by pupils of the present 
penmanship class, and forwarded to the 
"Zanerian" office for inspection : 

Coix.mbus, Ohio, Oct. 18, 1906. 
Mr. Jacob Z. Herr, 

Elizabethtown, Pa., 

Dear Mr. Herr: — Your letter with en- 
closure of specimens is received, and I 
take pleasure in reporting that Ruth 
Stayer, Mary E. Bittner and Susan E. 
Miller ate entitled to our certificate. 

The w oik of Stella W. Hoffer and Anna 
M. Hollinger is not quite up to our re- 
quirement, but very near to it. 

Congratulating you upon the splendid 
work you are doing, and with well wishes, 
I remain, Sincerely yours, 

C. P. Zaxer. 

Sunday Bible class at the College meets 
at 8:30 a. m Attendance at this class 
has been optional, students having their 
choice between the Sunday School at the 
Brethren church in town and the college 
class. The class grew to such proportions 
that it was divided, the sections being 
conducted by the members of the faculty 
residing in the buildings taking turns. 

A class in S. S. Normal Work was 
organized Oct. 7, being in charge of Prof. 
Bixler. The time of meeting is 7 :30a, m. 

Mis. .1. F. Graybill has been rendering 
efficient services in the college kitchen as 





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Tys and clothing 

Plain Clothing a Specialty. 

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Fine Line of Confections always on hand. 

Meals at All Hours 

Bibles, Testaments, 
Sunday School Books 

Mail Orders Solicited. 


Books, Stationery and School Supplies 

Elizabethtown, Pa. 

Geise 3c McSride 

Page Wire Fence a Specialty 

New Holland Gasoline Engines, Universal 

Plows, Grain Drills, Owego Wagons, Etc. 



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the Principal Thi 

Vol. III. 

Elizabethtown, Pa., January, 1907. 

History of Elizabethtown College. 


Notwithstanding the excellent school 
facilities aii'l general educational ad- 
vantages of Eastern, Pa., there arose in 
the hearts of some of the German Baptist 
Brethren a desire to establish a school 
that would give much attention to the 
development of the spiritual side of the 
hoys' and L'irls' natures. We are taught 
by the great educators that the true 
object of education is the harmonious 
development of all man's powers of body, 
mind and soul, On Nov. 29, 189S, a meet- 
ing was called in Reading to discuss the 
feasibility of establishing a Brethren's 
College in the Eastern District of Penn- 
sylvania. At this meeting a committee 
of six elders was appointed: John Herr, 
ti. N. Falkenstein, H. E. Light, J. H. 
Longenecker, S. R Zng and T. F. Imler— 
these to canvass the District and ascer- 
tain the sentiment of the people with 
regard to this project. 

Elders Longenecker and Zug soon re- 
signed and in their stead were chosen 
Elder George Bucher and Elder S. H. 
Hertzler. I want to say right here that 
this Elder Hertzler known by College 
boys and girls as "Uncle Sam," has at- 
tended all the meetings of the committee, 
and as a member of the Board of Trustees 
ever since, he has attended all its meet- 
ings held in the past six years 

This Committee in looking for a site 
for location of the yet untried and unborn 
College, visited Mountville, l.ititz, Colum- 
bia, Ephrata, Pottstown, Xorristown and 
Elizabethtown. Their experiences while 

on these journeys were varied, sometimes 
they might have been seen wading the 
snow, then again their low spirits were 
lifted by being royally entertained by 
.Mayor and town Council, of a certain 

After some consideration all points 
except Ephrata and Elizabethtown 
dropped out of the question. At the 
annual Conference held at Roanoke, Va. 
a decision was made in favor of Elizabeth- 
town, but dissatisfaction arising, a second 
vote was taken resulting in favor of Eliz- 

On June 7, 1899 the first Board of 
Trustees was chosen and this Board held 
its first meeting at Pottstown, June 16, , 
where Elder Jesse Ziegler was elected 
President of Board; T. F. Imler was 
chosen Vice President; G. N. Falkenstein, 
Secretary ; S. H. Hertzler, Treasurer. 

Elder Imler soon resigned and J. H. 
Rider, the great financial contributor to 
our school, was elected Vice President in 
his stead. The President, Vice President 
and Treasurer hold their positions to this 

On Sept. 23, 1899, a charter was secured. 
Eastern Pa. was divided among the differ- 
ent trustees for the purpose of soliciting 
funds to erect a College building. Several 
sites were considered about Elizabeth- 
town and the lot fell on the present 
location, a plot of 14 acres, 10 of which 
were donated by B. G. Groff of whose 
worth as a founder we shall speak later. 

Ground was broken on July 10, 1900, 
and we illustrate right here the enthusi- 
asm and confidence of the Board of 


Trustees in their project, by stating that 
they employed several teachers, one I am 
sure of, before the ground was even 
broken for the building. It seems they 
were determined to have a school. 

In August or September a little blue 
catalogue appeared with the name of I. N. 
H. Beahm, our president, for principal, 
and the names of three teachers besides. 
This catalogue was a welcome visitor in 
certain homes, especially those of us who 
were employed as teacher and were 
anxious that we should be earning some 
money. But it failed to announce the 
number of prospective students. It did, 
however, announce dedication Nov. 13, 
which did not take place until three 
months later. Mar. 4, 1901. 

A month or two after the catalogue 
appeared, we received notice to come this 
way, and the school was formally opened 
in the Heisey Building on corner of S. 
Market and Bainbridge Sts., Nov. 13, 
1900. After the opening exercises the 
enrollment took place, which resulted in 
the enrollment of six boys. Theamusing 
part of it was — the writer had planned 
how to care for the girls — those who 
would come a distance and become af- 
flicted with homesickness, but no girls 
were found; perhaps Faith so decreed it, 
since she had not chosen a boy of a larger 
growth as a companion in life, she may 
have been called upon to teach only boys. 
However, she found it a pleasant work. 

The names of the first boys were : 
Kurvin Henry, York Co., Pa. Warren 
Ziegler, son of Pres. of Board, now em- 
ployed in the Brethren's Publishing 
House, Elgin, 111. Rufus Bucher, son of 
Eld. Geo. Bucher, a teacher in Lancaster 
Co. John Boll, of Elizabethtown, now 
employed in an office near Pittsburg. 
Willis Heisey, son of Jos. G. Heisey, 
now clerk in a store at Rheems, near 
Elizabethtown. Walter Kittinger, who 
now sleeps beneath the clods in the 
Brethren's Cemetery, in Germantown, Pa. 
The first week of school was held in the 
Heisey Building, same in which Opening 

Exercises were held. It might be well 
to say right here that at the time of the 
opening, the Principal, Prof. I. N. H. 
Beahm, now President of our College, 
was confined to bis bed with nervous 
prostration, and Prof. G. N. Falkenstein 
was obliged to perform the duties of 
Principal and teach besides. Those of 
you who have been pioneers in any kind 
of work can imagine the arduous duties 
and discouraging conditions which Prof. 
Falkenstein and his corps of workers were 
obliged to meet perseveringly. 

The next two months the school was 
held in J. H. Rider's private dwelling 
house, just then constructed on Wash- 
ington street. On Jan. 22 we moved the 
school to College Hill, but the building 
not yet being completed was dedicated on 
Mar 4, 1901, and on Mar. 4, 190b, its 5th 
anniversary was celebrated. 

Another day memorable in the history 
of the College is, April 6, 1901, which was 
set apart as a special tree-planting day, 
and two hundred and fifty trees (shade 
and fruit) were planted on the College 
campus under the supervision of Elder 
T. F. Imler, a man of exceptional tact and 
ability as an organizer, manager and 
collector of funds. 

Thus the school prospered and the m-xt 
catalogue 1901-1902 (though green in 
color) was encouraging in numbers. 

It reported five teachers employed and 
an enrollment for the year of twenty- 
seven students. 

At the close of the second year there 
were five teachers and sixty-four students 

The third year, there were nine teach- 
ers and one hundred and six students. 

The fourth year there were one hun- 
dred and twenty-eight students, and the 
fifth year the enrollment was one hundred 
and forty-eight 

As our school grew our chapel was 
found inadequate for the accommodation 
of patrons and friends on special occasions 
as during the Bible Term and at time of 
Commencement, so the need of a second 
building was agitated. 


A little over a year ago in Jan., the 
Board of Trustees decided to erect a new 
building on condition that the funds 
could he raised. A committee of solicit- 
ors was appointed consisting of Eld. Jesse 
Ziegler, President of the, Board of Trustees, 
S. H. Hertzler, Treasurer of the Board of 
Trustees and others. 

With Eld. Ziegler's usual force and tact 
as a solicitor, in connection with the 
cordial response among the friends of the 
College, a favorable report was ready 
early in March, when another session of 
the Trustees was held. The report of the 
committee on funds and plans was sub- 
mitted and discussed with interest. The 
plans were drawn up and submitted by 
D. L. Heisey, Architect, residing in Eliz- 

Among the leading subscribers to this 
new fund may he mentioned Joseph H. 
Kider, B. G. Gruff, Addison Buch, Mrs. 
Mary S. Gieger. A. S. Kreider, Joseph L. 
Heisey, Joseph Uller and many others, 
all of whose names appear on the dona- 
tion record of the College. Much credit 
and gratitude is due those who by their 
great liberality made it possible to erect 
this building. A building committee was 
appointed, the work was set on foot, and 
it has gone on from time to time until 
now, this evening (Mar. 4, 1906) we sit 
within its walls and enjoy its conveni- 
ences and comforts. 

Elder Jesse Ziegler of Royersford, Pa., 
Pres. of the Board of Trustees from its 
earliest organization, was chairman of tbe 
building committee. He was brought up 
as a fanner, educated for teaching, and 
by ami by became not only an effectual 
minister of the Gospel, but has been one 
of the earliest and staunchest counselors 
of the College. 

B. G. Groff, who has been chairman of 
the building committee was also born and 
bred on the farm, and having great tact 
as a business man, soon fonnd himself in 
the borough of Elizabethtown, where he 
has become one of the leading spirits in 
business circles. He is a man of sterling 

character, and has been a great factor in 
bringing about this last building. 

Joseph G. Heisey, another member of 
the building committee, has exercised 
special economy, industry and patience 
in the way of personal service. He de- 
serves great credit for what he has done 
as a member of tbe committee. 

D. L. Heisey, the architect and fore- 
man, has taken a deep and constant 
interest in Memorial Hall from its earl- 
iest incipiency until the finishing stroke. 
He knows how to select good men and 
how to handle them. Our thanks are 
due all of these, and to the many chari- 
table women of Elizabethtown, — Aunt 
Mary Rider and her noble corps of work- 
ers — who are so untiring in efforts to 

And now friends, with such a history 
as this— a board of trustees of the 
staunchest men in the country; patron? 
and friends who sacrifice time and money; 
a student body of boys and girls, men 
and maidens; what shall we not predict 
for the future of Elizabethtown College? 


A Christmas Program consisting of 
instrumental solos, duets and trios, of 
vocal solos, duets and anthems was given 
by the Music Department of the College 
in Music Hall on the evening of Dec. 20. 
The entertainment was of a high order 
and all the vocal selections were sacred in 
character and appropriate in words. The 
proceeds will purchase two volumes of a 
comprehensive musical dictionary for the 
music library. The entire program re- 
flects credit upon the instruction of Prof, 
and Mrs. Wampler. 

The enrollment of the winter term at 
this writing is one hundred and seven. 
About a dozen new students are expected 
after the holiday vacation. The dormi- 
tories in both buildings are all occupied 
and the needs of another building are 


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Local Editor. - - ANNA HOLI.INGER 

Society Editor, - - RUTH C. STAYER 

Managing Editor ami Business Manager, 




Our College Times is published 1 . 1 monthly. 
Subscription price (six numbers) ".:'> cents, single 
copy 5 cents. 

Mr. C. S. Livengood of Clifton Mills, 
W. Va., a graduate of the Commercial 
cou-se last year is College janitor. He 
and Mr. L. D. Rose of Somerset county 
were the only persons to remain at the 
college during the holiday vacation. 

For the third time, Prof. W. A. Price, 
of the Faculty of Ashland College, Ohio, 
lectured at Elizabethtown College, on 
Nov. 27. His subject was "Paul Law- 
rence Dunbar" and was the second of a 
course of lectures under the auspices of 
the Library Committee. 

The pedagogical class have been assign- 
ed these subjects as follows: The Rural 
School, G. H. Light; The Ideal Teacher, 
R. W. Schlosser; Education through 
Nature, Ruth C. Stayer. As a part of 
their work in Sociology the same class 
wrote able papers on the following topics: 
The Social Function of the School, The 
School as a Social Centre, and The Mission 
of the Public School. 

At the opening of the winter term, 
classes were organized in the following 
subjects : Philosophy o f Education, 
School Supervision, Methodology, Com- 
mercial Law, Commercial Orthography, 
Psalms, Matthew's Gospel, General His- 
tory, Geology, English Classics, Educa- 
tional Classics, Drawing, Physiology, 
History of Music, Harmony, and Mental 

B. G. Groff, Superintendent of College 
Grounds, has been confined to his home 
for a number of weeks on account of ill 
health. His presence at various religious 
and educational meetings at the College 
has been greatly miBsed, as he never failed 
to attend when he was enjoying good 



Among our periodicals we are pleased 
to note the Albright Bulletin While 
perusing its pages we arrived at the con- 
clusion that it represents a college worthy 
of its name. 

The first thing to do is to make a res- 
olution, strong, vigorous and determined, 
that you are going to be an educated man 
or woman, that you are not going to 
go through life humiliated by ignorance; 
that, if you have been deprived of early 
advantages, you are going to make up for 
their loss. Resolve that you will no 
longer be handicapped and placed at a 
disadvantage for that which you can 
remedy. — Orison S. Marden in 'Success " 

The Literary Digest is one of our best 
exchanges. The contents may be noted 
as follows: political, sociological, com- 
mercial, scientific, religious, and letters 
and art. 

The College Rays has arrived again 
with its usual rays of news and sunshine 
from Union Bridge, Md. 

The December number of the Review 
of Reviews opens up with the "Most pros- 
perous period in our country." This 
is followed by "The electrification of 
steam railways, "New national forest 
preserves," and "The educational contro- 
versy in England." 

These temples were reared for Him. 
Let Him fill them so completely that, 
like the oriental temple of glass in the 
ancient legend, the temple shall not be 
seen, but only the glorious sunlight, 
which not only shines into it, but through 
it, and the transparent walls are all un- 
seen.— Record of Christian Work. 

L. D. R. 


Sixth Anniversary Exercises of the 
Elizabethtown College. 

From the Elizabethtown Chronicle. 

Regardless of the cold weather there 
was a large attendance in Memorial Hall 
of people from this borough and vicinity 
at the sixth anniversary exercises of the 
Elizabethtown College on Tuesday even- 
ing, Nov. 13th. That the audience was 
pleased was evident from the favorable 
comment heard on all sides. 

The invocation was impressively made 
by Elder S. R. Zug. 

The address of Welcome was made by 
Dr. D. C. Reber. It was able, as his ad- 
dresses always have been, and was well 
received. He is a man of acknowledged 
ability and scholarly attainments, and a 
power in the College. 

Miss Mary Hess spoke on "Possibilities 
of Elizabethtown College." The address 
was well delivered and well received. 

Miss Daisy Rider delivered an affecting 
recitation entitled "Enemies Meet in 

Prof. Leslie Omwake, Dean of Ursinus 
College, made the principal address of 
the evening. It was decidedly able and 
entertaining and his words of encourage- 
ment to the College were highly appreci- 

We append a number of extracts from 
his address : 

"I want to congratulate you upon these 
exercises. The high plane of dignity and 
excellence upon which they have moved 
would do honor to any college. I would 
like to congratulate you rather upon the 
ideals and the standards of work of your 
institution, which I believe they rep- 

I am not an entire stranger to Eliz- 
abethtown ; I have met some of your 
number elsewhere. But perhaps it has 
more of a reputation and a name than 
you know of. We all have followed more 
or less the progress of education in our 
own State, and we could not help but 
notice the movement that has been going 
on in behalf of education among the 

German Baptist Brethren, both as it 
applies to common life, and as it applies 
to the methods of the church; and it does 
me good to come here. 1 accepted the 
invitation with a great deal of satisfaction, 
and ever since that time I have been 
looking forward with pleasant anticipa- 
tions to this visit; and, friends, I bring 
you the greetings of all our sister institu- 
tions and particularly the institution I 
ha\te the honor to represent. 

We ought to feel proud of the fact that 
we are engaged in this great work— to be 
engaged in work like this under any 
conditions — but there is a special honor 
attached to the educational work carried 
on in this country at this time. Do you 
know that the eyes of the world are being 
turned to tiiis nation of ours? We have 
achieved a reputation and a character 
which have won the interest of all the 
civilized nations of the earth. You re- 
member a few years ago a party of edu- 
cators, 18 of the most expert educators of 
England, spent about six months in 
America, and visited all classes of insti- 
tutions in order that they might gather 
ideals to be taken home and incorporated 
in the educational system of their mother 

Prof. Munsterherg, a German, wrote a 
book called "The Americans." He has 
been very observant of American life. 
He has found out the traits of Americans 
to a remarkable degree. He wrote the 
book for the benefit of the Germans, and 
in his characterization he did not want to 
give a one-Bided view. It was not long 
until it was discovered by an American 
publisher and he knew us so well that he 
knew all want to read it. He had a good 
translation of it made and put it on the 
market a few years ago. The American 
has this way to "see himself as others 
see him." 

The early institutions in this country 
were mostly for the higher classes. Only 
the aristocratic people could attend them, 
their work therefore was much encum- 
bered by this fact. Some years ago the 


great west was opened up, and liordes of 
families moved out there. They went 
out with the democratic spirit, and the 
idea that higher education was not to be 
reserved only for the rich, but that it 
belonged to all classes. Now everybody 
believes that it is a good thing for all of 
us to be a little mote cultivated, and the 
influence of the democratic spirit that 
was fostered in the west is now felt all 
over our country. , 

We have set up an ideal for ourselves, 
and for this we are to have great credit. 
We have set up a standard which requires 
a great deal of preparation, which re- 
quires trained minds and large heads — 
we must take time, and labor earnestly. 
And now my friends, I should like to 
speak a few words of encouragement to 
you. I wish I had the power to inspire 
you with ambition in this beautiful 
college you have here. I have not seen 
much of it yet, but I have seen enough to 
get an impression. I doubt if it has been 
equalled anywhere. Why you are just 
old enough to go to school, and you have 
been going these six years. I would like 
to inspire you that you would be led to a 
realization of the beautiful things that 
have been said to-night. I am in perfect 
sympathy with the ideal that was set up 
to-night, and I wish I might take you by 
the hand and lead you on until you have 
achieved all these things " 

The music, which was of a high order, 
(how could it be otherwise with Prof. 
Wampler directing it?) was thoroughly 
enjoyed. The College was indeed for- 
tunate in securing the services of Prof. 
Wampler and his wife in the musical de- 
partment, the former to take charge of 
the vocal and the latter of the instru- 

In fact the entire program was an 
intellectual treat that will not soon be 
forgotten by the numerous friends of this 
excellent institution of learning, and 
which has now an enrollment of ninety- 
five pupils. 

College Library Additions. 

From the proceeds of the Ellis and 
Price lectures, the Library Committee 
purchased a twentieth century edition 
(indexed) of the Standard Dictionary 
with holder, an indexed sheep binding of 
Webster's International Dictionary with 

Through the solicitation of Prof. B. F. 
Wampler, fourteen volumes of music 
books were donated to the College as the 
nucleus of a musical library by Theo. 
Presser & Co., of Philadelphia. 

The library committee of the Keystone 
Literary Society purchased twenty-eight 
volumes for the Society Library. These 
comprise recitation books, modern fiction, 
hooks on parliamentary practice, Bible 
and music. 

The Americana, the latest, most com- 
plete and practical encyclopedia, pub- 
lished by the Scientific American in six- 
teen volumes, illustrated, has been pro- 
cured for the College Library from the 
library fund. The work is America's 
first and only great national reference 
work and represents the twentieth cen- 
tury's triumph of American scholarship 
and genius. Through the courtesy of the 
same firm, the Scientific American, the 
leading scientific magazine in America, 
will come to the College Reading Room 
this year. 

Youth's Companion, the Circle, and 
Woman's Home Companion are newly 
subscribed periodicals coming to the 
College Reading Room. 

The Missionary Reading Circle of the 
College renewed the subscription to the 
Missionary Review for another year and 
purchased the Encyclopedia of Missions 
for its library. 

University of Pennsylvania Illustrated 
is the title of a beautiful book donated 
to the College Library by the Lancaster 
County Club of the University of Penn. 


A Voice From the Orient. 

Today, November 22, our steamer is 
plowing the waters of the Great Sea en 
route to Naples, Italy. After reaching 
that beautiful port, we expect to spend 
the larger part of a week beneath the 
lovely Italian sky. Then we are sup- 
posed to board the same vessel, the Royal 
Mail Steamer Pannonia of the Cunard 
line, on which we set sail from New York, 
September 11 Fourteen to sixteen days' 
ride upon the hriny waters of the Medi- 
terranean and Atlantic should land us 
safe on American soil — in the home-land — 
under the Stars and Stripes — in the "land 
of the free and the home of the brave." 
1 expect that Our College Times will go 
to press before I reach home. But I hope 
to reach Elizahethtown ere it is mailed 
to the many friends of the College. 

I tttink of the dear College folk daily. 

Our party have been blessed with health 
and freedom from accident. Our progress 
has been continuous and unmolested in a 
most remarkable manner. We give our 
heavenly Father the praise ! 

Prof. M. R. Murray the conductor of 
our party has measured up well. He is 
clever, honest, genial, aggressive, and 
whole-souled — a highly typical American. 
Eld. S. M. Goughenour of Iowa is the 
eldest and the most sedate. Sister P. S. 
Myers ot California is next in age and 
among the most cheerful. Brother and 
sister Puterbaugh of Missouri come next, 
and evince great powers of endurance. 
Bro. P. had a slight illness in Jerusalem 
but came through nicely and cheerfully. 
The writer is of age and can speak for 
himself. Prof. J. M. Cox, of California 
is the smoothest talker. Eld. S. H. Flory 
of Virginia is among the best contented. 
Sister Marguerite Bixler of Ohio is the 
best singer. Prof. D. C. Jacobs of Gettys- 
burg, Pennsylvania is the best nurse at 

Many, very many most interesting 
things have happened. Of course, some- 
times the waters needed to be sweetened. 
And among us there was always to be 

found enough of the saccharine substance 
of good cheer to make everything pala- 
table. There have been crosses, sacri- 
fices and deprivations, but all have been 
practically lost sight of amidst the oppor- 
unities and inspirations of a glorious tour. 

We have been very busy, so there has 
been practically no rest — except that the 
change of scene and action bring rest. 

I think if I am permitted to reach home 
safe and to enter again directly upon my 
school and church duties that I sball find 
these experiences and resources of great 
value in my work. Indeed I prayerfully 
desire that this great opportunity of a 
lifetime may enrich me for higher service 
in the cause of Christianity and true 

Elizahethtown College has a great 
mission. I trust that each teacher will 
measure up to his highest opportunities. 
Loyalty to the people who have instituted 
it, and who share most greatly its re- 
sponsibility, and opening its doors alike 
to all, regardless of sect or creed are among 
the demands we must meet. 

We are looking forward to important 
developments. But meanwhile, we must 
work patiently and persistently on. 
I learn the prospects for a good Bible 
Term and Winter Term are very encourag- 
ing. I trust they may be fraught with 
deep interest and much good. 

I feel to enter in detail on matters of 
our tour, but time forbids. I hope to 
meet many of our readers face to face and 
speak of the Holy Land. There is no 
end to what may be said of the Bible and 
of the land that produced it. 

I. N. H. Beahm. 

Our College Times regrets to chronicle 
the death of Mrs. Maggie J. Neff of Ship- 
pensburg on Dec. 15. Sister Neff bad 
charge of the culinary department of the 
College for about two years while her two 
daughters were students. Two children 
survive, who are hereby tendered the 
heartfelt sympathy of the College. 


Seventh Annual Bible Term. 

The Seventh annual Bil.le Term will 
begin January 6 and continue for two 
weeks, until January 18, 1907. 

Opening Discourse — Bible Land Sermon 
EM. I. N. H. Beahni. 

Closing Discourse — Sermon, Eld. J. 
Kurtz Miller. 


Elder J. Kurtz Miller, of Brooklvn, 
comes to the third Bible Term at Eliz- 
abethtown as Instructor. Those who 
were privileged to receive his instruction 
in St. Luke's Gospel will be delighted to 
know that be will teach the Gospel by 
St. John two periods daily this year. 
Besides Bro. Miller is expected to preach 
four special discourses, two ol which will 
be at the close. 

Eld. Galen B. Royer, of Elgin, III., 
Secretary of the General Missionary and 
Tract Committee, will be in attendance 
the first part of the second week. Bro. 
Royer will use one period during the day 
and preach in the evening, directing his 
efforts mainly in the interest of Missions. 
Bro. Royer will add interest and inspira- 
tion to the Special Missionary Meeting 
Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 16. 

Eld. I. N. H. Beahm will deliver Bible 
Land Lectures, describing places, people, 
habits, customs, conditions and experi- 
ences of his recent trip to Palestine and 
Egypt, and giving interpretation of special 
Scriptures. One period each afternoon 
will also be devoted by him continuing 
the same line of teaching. These talks 
alone will make it worth while for any 
one to make an effort, and sacrifice if 
necessary, to attend this Bible Term. 


9.00— Chapel Services. 

9.20— "Sunday School Economy" — H. 
K. Ober. 

10.00— "Book of Ruth"-S. H. Hertsler. 

10.40— "Gospel by St. John"— J. Kurtz 

11.20— "Homiletics"— D. C. Reber. 


1.40— "Palestine and the Bible"— I. N. 
H. Beahm. 

2.20— "Vocal Music"— B. F. Wampler. 

3.00— "Gospel by St. John"— J. Kurtz 

3.40 — "Missions" — Galen B. Rojer. 
evening — 7 P. M. 

Jan. 6— 11— "Bible Land Lectures" — 
Eld. I. N. H. Beahm. 

Jan. 12-13— "Preaching"- Eld J Kurtz 

Jan. 14-16— "Preaching"— Eld. (ialen 
B. Royer. 

Jan. 17-18- "Preaching"— Elder J. 
Kurtz Miller. 


Educational— Saturday, Jan. 12, 1.30 
p. m. 

Moderator — Eld Jesse Ziegler. 

Place — College Chapel. 

Sunday School— Sunday, Jan. 13, 2.30 
p. m. 

Moderator — Geo. \V. Henry. 

Place — Brethren Church. 

Missionary— Wednesday, Jan. 16, 3.00 

Moderator— Eld. S. H. Hertzler. 

Place — College Chapel. 

The moderators of these special meet- 
ings will appoint two others who together 
will constitute a program committee for 
these various occasions. The music for 
the special programs will be in charge of 
Prof. Wampler. 


Tution is free. Boarding and lodging 
$3 00 per week. Single meals. 20 cents. 
Lodging per single night, 15 cents. 

Lodging — About a score of persons 
attending the Bible Term can be accom- 
modated at the College. The College will 
arrange with members in town for lodging 
tbose who cannot be accommodated at 
the College Buildings. Tbose lodging in 
town can take dinner and supper at the 
College, and settlement may he made at 
the College for all expenses. Settle ac- 
count; with Acting Treasurer, Prof. Ober. 


Whattobring-Towel, Pair of Blankets, 
Bible, Hymnal and Modern Speech New 

Apply at once to D. C. Reber for room, 
stating when you will come and how long 
you expect to stay 

Sheaffer's hack will transfer passengers 
to the College for 10 cents, and trunks 
for 25 cents 

Prisoners of the Den. 

(Continued From Nov. Is.tue.) 
Now we will talk a few minutes of the 
freshman. The leaving of the den is 
attended by some pain. You left your 
homes, perhaps one of the professors 
here came to see you and you decided to 
come to school. They liberated you and 
brought you into the light. It was a 
little pahiful at first; you had to leave 
some things you liked; you had more 
freedom there than what you have here. 
The restrictions of school will weigh 
heavily at first, will be anything but 
freedom. But the freedom you like so 
well while you are young is a snare and 
will lead to destruction. After while 
your habits will bind you like chains and 
you will not be free after all. By and by 
you will like this systematic way of living, 
you will see that your teachers have your 
highest welfare at heart, and you will not 
find it so irksome. You will have hard 
problems, and you will find it "up hill" 
business but when you reach the top you 
will see something. You have then w hat 
I read in the Outlook. There are three 
grades of happiness — pleasure, joy and 
peace. The pleasures of life come from 
the material things, from the things we 
need, we desire, things we want; we get 
joy from our relation with each other. 
You can't have joy without the things 
in which they reside. If you stick to 
your college course you may for the time 
being have to work hard and sacrifice 
some things that you like, yet you will 
have pleasure in knowing that you have 
certain imperishable things stored away 

that cannot be taken from you. After 
you have gone out of the den, after you 
have begun to realize the eternal truth 
and all that goes with it, then you must 
go back in the den and work among those 
little lads. You must work there — you 
are expected to serve among those, to free 
them as far as lieth in you. And when 
you go there and work among them you 
must move among them on their own 
plane if you want to help them. Don't 
shoot off Shakespeare and Latin; don't 
talk about the pillars of Hercules — better 
talk awhileabout abeehive. Teach them 
some of the mysteries about nature, and 
teach them to see more in the common 
things of life. I think the saddest of all 
sad things is for parents to educate their 
children, and then feel when they come 
home that they have been educated away 
from them. They don't feel at home 
with them any more. It is natural that 
you do not feel altogether at home at 
first, but for the sake of your old father 
and your good mother make them feel 
that you are one of them. 

We each have a little den of our own 
in which we move and have our being. 
We have some bad habits we do not like 
to drop; we get angry when we do not 
like a thing — that is not right and we are 
prisoners of the den as far as that thing is 
concerned. If we always think what we 
do is right, we may be in a den and we do 
not know it. We may have a wrong 
position on some question, and will not 
give it up although good reasons are 
shown us for doing so. We ought to 
make it our sacred duty to be open to 
suggestion, because if we are not we live 
in a den rather than in the light. We 
must have broad views, and be willing 
to accept the views of men who have by 
consecration and thought found out things 
which are not possible for us to know. 


Elizabeth Myer addressed a children's 
meeting at Norristown, Dec. 23. 


Resolutions Adopted by Faculty of Eliz- 
abethtown College. 

Whereas, God in his infinite wisdom 
has suffered the angel of sorrow and death 
to enter the home of one of our patrons 
and take therefrom the visible presence 
of the husband and father, Andrew 
Sheaffer, be il 

Resolved: First, that we the faculty of 
Elizabethtown College express our sorrow 
at the death of one « ho has rendered 
faithful service to our school, 

Second, that we tender hereby an ex- 
pression of our sympathy in this, hour of 
bereavement to the wife and children arrd 
sorrowing friends. 

Third, that although we can feel in 
part only this great sorrow, we commend 
the bereaved family to a loving Father's 
care, who doeth all things well in his 
own time. 

Fourth, that a copv of these resolutions 
be sent to the family of the deceased, be 
published in the Elizabethtown Chronicle 
and in Our College Times. 
Mrs. B. F. W ampler, \ 
Luella Fogelsangeu, > Committee. 
Jacob Z. Herr, J 

The Keystone Literary Society. 

The Keystone Literary Society is rap- 
idly increasing in membership. Quite a 
number of new members have been 
added since our last report. This shows 
that the students are awakening to the 
fact that their education fails to he com- 
plete without taking advantage of the 
training and culture they have the priv- 
ilege of receiving from Society work. 

Many new features have been added to 
our Society programs, which prove to 
make them not only entertaining, hut 
also instructive and educative for all. 
Among them was a soliloquy given by 
Mr. Scblos8er, Friday evening, Dec. 7. 
While parts of it were humorous, yet it 
contained many helpful thoughts, and 
the gentleman deserves commendation. 

During the term, the following ques- 
tions were debated : 

Resolved, That President Roosevelt's 
decision on the reform of English spell- 
ing is not practicable. 

Resolved, That the American colonies 
were justified in revolting against Eng- 

Resolved, That crimes decrease by the 
advance of civilization. 

Resolved, That the writings of women 
have more influence than those of men. 

Resolved, That Longfellow wasa greater 
poet than Tennyson. 

Recitations have been given by the 
following persons : 

Misses Jennie Miller, Minerva Staufler, 
Anna Hoover, Leah Sheaffer, Fannie Zug, 
Bessie Rider, Kathryn Mover. 

Our chorister, Mr. Glasmire arranged 
to have special music prepared for almost 
every meeting during the term, which 
added much to the interest of the Society. 

The election of officers held Dec. 8th 
resulted as follows : 

Pres., Mr W. E. Glasmire; Vice l'res., 
Mr. Holsinger; Sec, Miss Maud S]!] inkle; 
Editor, Mr. Geo. Light; Critic-. Mis> 
Margaret Haas; Treasurer, Prof. Meyer; 
Chorister, Miss Ada Little; Librarian, 
Mise Anna Martin; Reporter, Miss Buth 
Staver. R. C. S. 

Successful Penmanship Students. 

Annie M. Hollinger, Stella W. Boffer, 
C. S. Holsinger and P. B Eshelman have 
lately been awarded certificates by the 
Zanerian Art College for their excellent 
work in Business Writing. Other stu- 
dents were spoken of very highly by Prof< 

This is the second time certificates 

weie idven to our students by this pr - 

inent Art School within a short time. 
The department feels encouraged in their 
work. .1. Z. 11. 

Prof. Ober's services have been much 
in demand at children's meetings since 
September. He addressed such meetings 
in Daupbin, Lebanon, Lancasterand York 


Palestine Antiquities. 

Pres. I. N. H. Beahm arrived at the 
College on Dec. 15, hale and happy after 
spending three months on a journey to 
Palestine and Egypt. 

Prof. Beahm remembered his many 
fripiuls in a substantial way with presents. 
Ea<'h student received a card on which 
was mounted a flower from the Holy 
Land Each member of the faculty re- 
ceived some article made of olive wood, 
Jewish alms money, foreign coins, and 
coral from the Red Sea. 

The following valuable articles have 
been secured from Palestine for the 
College Museum : Plow, mill, goad, 
yoke, winnowing fan, reap hook, reap- 
er's apron, skin bottle, shepherd's rod, 
shepherd's crook, shepherd's pistols, 
shepherd's knives, shield, helmet, sword, 
tear bottle, seven candle stick, phylactery, 
Bedouin costume, Bethlehem costume, 
shells, stones, corals, coins, flowers, 
Scribe case, etc. Some one could make 
an acceptable gift to the College in the 
form of a glass case to exhibit these and 
other articles belonging to the museum. 


Prof. YV. A. Price delivered an excel- 
lent lecture on "Paul Dunbar," in College 
Chapel Tuesday evening, Nov. 27. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Buck waiter, of Los 
Angeles, Cal., spent several days at Col- 
lege with Mrs. Buckwalter's sister, Miss 
Myer. Sister Buckwalter gave an inter- 
esting talk in Missionary Reading Circle 
Saturdav evening, Dec. 8. She told us of 
their Mission in Los Angeles. 

Misses Grace Rothrock and Verna 
Bashore spent several days at College 
visiting the former's brother. 

Sister Elizabeth Howe and Mrs. O'Don- 
ohue, both of Brooklyn, X. Y., stopped 
at College when returning from the S. S. 
Meeting of the Southern District of Penna. 
which was held at Huntsdale. 

Sister Howe gave an interesting address 
in Chapel Exercises, using as her sub- 

ject, "This one thing I do." 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. Sprinkle, of 
Waynesboro, Pa., spent several days at 
College with their daughter, Miss Maud. 

Mr. Crouthamel visited his sister, Miss 
Floy, several weeks ago. 

Mr. Charles Cashman, of Waynesboro, 
Pa., spent several days at College with 
his brother and sister. 

Prof. E. C. Bixler, who is teaching at 
College, is spending Saturday of each 
week in Philadelphia. He is at present 
studying Pedagogy. 

Rev. Norcross, pastor of the Methodist 
Church, of Lewistown, Pa., was a recent 
visitor at College as guest of Mr. Brindle. 

Mr. Sam'l Conner, of Bridgewater, Va. 
spent several days at College in the 
interest of Keystone View Co. Mr. Con- 
ner is a cousin of Miss Kathryn Zeigler. 

A number of new students have en- 
rolled this term. The entire enrollment 
at present is one hundred and seven. 
A. E. H. 

Faculty of Elizabethtown College. 

I. N. H. Beahm, President, 

Psychology, Ethics, Bible. 
D. C. Reber, A. B., Pd. D., Vice-Prea., 

Mathematics, Pedagogy, Languages. 
H. K. Ober, Principal Commercial School, 

Natural Science, Bible. 
Elizabeth Myer, M. E., 

Elocution and English. 
B. F. Wampler, 

Director of Music, Physical Culture, Voice Culture. 
Flora Good Wampler, 

Instrumental Music. 

Jacob Z. Herr, B. E., 

Commercial Branches, Penmanship, Drawing. 
Luella G. Fogelsaxger, Pd. B., 

Typewriter, Shorthand, History. 
L. Margaret Haas, 

Tutor Bible Geography. Bible Outline. 
Lewis D. Rose, 

Tutor Orthography. 
W. E. Glasmire, 

Tutor Vocal Music. 
Leah M. Sheaffer, 

Tutor Arithmetic. 



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Elizabethtown, Pa. 




Hair Singeing a Specialty 


Hornafius , Cafe 


Fine Line of Confections always on hand . 

Bibles, Testaments, 
Sunday School Books 

Souvenir Post Cards 


The Book Store 


Geise & McBride 


Page Wire Fence a Specialty 


New Holland Gasoline Engines, Universal 
Plows, Grain Drills, Owego Wagons, Etc. 


Cabinet Maker and Undertaker 


S. Market St. Elizabethtown, Pa. 


Built to Accommodate Four Passengers. Write For Booklet and Prices 

Manufactured < ■ 1 1 1 i r < • 1 '. of steel, uirli Hit- exception of the slats in seats and platform. The most 
1 eautifu! design and pleasing million of any swing introduced. ««-.Sold entirely on its merits. 

Manufactured by A. BUCH'S SONS CO.. Elizabethtown. Pa. 



Write For Catalogue and Prices to the 



Largest Circulation in Upper Lancaster County. 

We have gained a reputation for printing attractive sale bills. Give us 
a call if you intend having sale this Spring. Sales for which bills are 
printed at this office will be published FREE in our large sale register. 


U. II. ULTTLILLIl This repreBellt , onr CLOTHING and BHOBB, 

as well as all other lines. 


0m College Ctme0. 

Wixdom ix lln l'rincipid Tiling.' 

Elizabethtowii, Pa., March, 1907. 

No. 6. 

Spring Term Announcement. 


Monday, March 18, the Spring Term of 
thirteen weeks will open. All the class 
work will be reorganized. Special ad- 
vantages are being arranged for prospec- 
tive teachers, and for those who are al- 
ready teaching, and for any others who 
may be coming from the public schools 
or elsewhere. 


Our body of teachers is increasing in 
number, and the qualifications have been 
strengthened by experienced and new 
talent. Every department of the College 
work is qualified to render efficient ser- 
vice. The teachers will be able to give 
much individual instruction, and for that 
reason students attending Elizabethtowii 
College will have better opportunity than 
if the classes were exceedingly large. 
Our teachers are sociable and ready to 
lend personal and individual assistance, 
besides being able and active in their 
class room work. 


Our regular courses are Pedagogical, 
English Scientific, College Preparatory, 
Commercial, Music and Bible. For a 
full description and outline of these 
special departments see the Annual Col- 
lege catalogue, which if you do not have 
you may get simply for the asking. 
There will be opportunity for review of 
the common school branches, and for any 

advanced work adapted to the teacher. 
All the following branches will be regu- 
larly taught during the Spring Term in 
their respective departments: — Ethics, 
Genetic Psychology, School Management, 
Philosophy of Teaching, Elementary 
Pedagogv, System of Education, Paul to 
the Romans, Homiletics, the Acts of the 
Apostles, Biblical Antiquities, Bible 
History, History of the Brethren, Ger- 
man, Anabasis, Latin, — for beginners, in 
Caesar, and in Cicero, Mental and Writ- 
ten Arithmetic, Algebra, Higher Arith- 
metic, Solid Geometry, Civics, United 
States History, General History, Ortho- 
graphy, Elocution, Grammar, American 
Literature, Botany, Elementary, Agricul- 
ture, Drawing, Letter Writing, Book- 
keeping, Penmanship, Political and 
Physical Geography, Physiology, Chem- 
istry, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, 
Piano and Organ, Voice Culture, etc., so 
the prospective student has a wide range 
from which his program is to be made 
up. Thus abundant and special oppor- 
tunity is hereby offered to the public. 


Tuition per week ... J 1.00 
Day students per term - - 16.00 
Boarding Students per term - 55.00 
The management of the College is es- 
pecially grateful for the confidence so 
cordially given by the public. Our stud- 
ents are making a most creditable record 
in the field as teachers, accountants, and 
in other lines of duty. The College is 
growing in equipment and power, and 


therefore better able from year to year to 
do satisfactory work. The Management 
will be especially delighted to have you 
enter during the Spring Term if you nev- 
er have been a student, and of course all 
former students not only will have a cor- 
dial welcome, but many are expected to 
continue. Should the reader desire any 
further information, kindly call on the 
President or Registrar, in person or by 
mail, and all desired information will be 
given concerning the good work of the 
school. Write at once and make appli- 
cation for your room. Come, be with 
us. We are ready to do all in our power 
to make the Spring Term interesting and 
profitable for you. 

Yours very truly, 

The President. 

A Gift to Our College. 

Mr. B. Asfar, who has a business house 
on street north of Straight and perhaps 
withal a more business street, is a large 
dealer in various kinds of Oriental rugs, 
antiquities, etc. In this store, for our 
College Museum, a bowie knife from 
some ancient Bedouin, a sword which is 
a regular Damascus blade, a helmet per- 
haps worn by some ancient chieftain in 
war, a chain-like jacket worn as a body 
armor, and a large shield were purchased 
for the sum of $25.00 Mr. Asfar showed 
his appreciation of our company and his 
love for America by donating $15.00 of 
this bill. Therefore, the College has 
several benefactors even in Damascus, 
Syria. If everybody living no farther 
from Elizabethtown than Damascus 
would give $15.00, we should have a nice 
round pile, but we think we could handle 
it. Mr. Asfar, we are grateful to you for 
your generosity. When you come to A- 
nierica, be sure to visit Elizabethtown, 
and especially Elizabethtown College. 
I hope through these notes that some 
other American may have the pleasure of 
looking into your smiling face, and catch 
the inspiration of that sparkling black 
eye of youre. 

Society Notes. 

The Keystone Literary Society is well 
worthy its motto, "Excelsior." May 
sentiment ever be hers in reality and 
not in name only. 

We are anxiously looking forward to 
the time when another society shall be 
organized. We hope the day is not far 

Public meetings are held in the Music 
Hall every Friday evening, except during 
Bible Term, when they are held in the 
Chapel, Memorial Hall, Friday after- 

Our regular programs are varied once 
in a while by special programs. Among 
them was an imaginary trip to Harris- 
burg, rendered Friday afternoon, Jan. 11 
The following papers were read : "Prep- 
aration," by Miss Mary B. Rover; "Inci- 
dents on the way from College to Har- 
risburg," by Mr. Charles Livengood; 
"Our Visit to the Capitol," by Miss Fan- 
nie Zug; "Dinner at the Graybill Home," 
by Miss Leah Sheaflfer; "Visit to the 
Library and Botanical Garden," by Miss 
Stella Hoffer; "Our Boat Ride on the 
Susquehanna," by Mr. C. M. Neff; and 
"The Return Trip to College Hill," by 
Mr. C. R. Frey. The program proved to 
be a very interesting one and seemed to 
add new life and inspiration to all society 
workers present. The next special pro- 
gram rendered was Washington's pro- 
gram given on Feb. 22. 

The music, uuder the direction of Miss 
Little, deserves special mention. Some 
very excellent selections were rendered 
by the sextette during the Term. 

R. C. 8. 

Our Facluty in Demand. 
During January Professor Oberaddress- 
ed an institute in Baineridge, and 
Professor Wampler in Milton Grove. 
February, Professors Reber and Beahm 
addressed institutes, the former in Mid- 
dletown, and the latter at Milton Grove 
and at Mapledale. 


Resolutions of Sympathy on the Death of 
Chester Olweiler. 

Whereas, God in His infinite wisdom 
has suffered the anael of death to enter 
the home of one of our patrons, and to 
take therefrom the visible presence of a 
beloved son, Chester Olweiler, be it 

Resolved, First, that we the faculty of 
Elizabethtown College, hereby express 
our sorrow at the death of one of our 
former students, and that we hereby 
tender an expression of our sympathy in 
this hour of sorrow to the bereaved 
family and sorrowing friends. 

Second, that although we can feel in 
part onlv this sorrow, we commend the 
bereaved family to a loving Father's care, 
Who doet hall things well in His own 

Third, that a copy of these resolutions 
be sent to the family of the deceased, 
and that they be published in the 
"Elizabethtown Chronicle," 'The 

Herald," and Our College Times 
H. K. Ober, I 

Susan E Miller, [ Com. 
Christian -Martin, J 


My good friend, what suggestions have 
you to make by way of improving Our 
College Times? Candid suggestions are 
in order and will be received by mail or 
at the editor's desk. You have an op- 
portunity now to figure in the im- 
provement of the paper. Let yourself 
be heard from in a way that may prove 
effective. There are many ways in which 
progress may be made, among them, 
more of our field workers should he 
heard from. Something similar to what 
Professor Herr is reporting in this issue. 


This issue contains considerable from 
both our Faculty and the student body. 
All these contributions are appreciated. 
Let the good work go on. 

A Handsome Present. 

When our Editor was in Damasrus, 
' on the street called Straight," at the 
eastern gate of the city, he visited a brass 
manufacturing establishment operated by 
(;. Hassan and Brother. They are 
native Syrians, and are men of culture 
and business sagacity. They made a 
very handsome present to Elizabethtown 
College in the form of their most hand- 
some scribe case This case is very much 
like the ones evidently worn by the 
scribes in ancient Judea, with its little 
ink well and pen holder case. This case 
was then stuck into the belt of the scribe, 
and whether he journeyed in the eitv or 
whether he sat on the street corner or in 
the little office by the wayside, he always 
haii his working apparatus with him. It 
is with pleasure this gift so kindly be- 
stowed upon our College is hereby 
acknowledged with much gratitude. A 
copy of this issue of Our College Times 
will go to Damascus and will be read in 
the ancient city of Syria. 


For all men, black or white, American 
or Chinese, Protestant or Pagan, there is 
a universal religion without creed or 
dogma. It is the religion of conscience. — 
Purple and Gold. 

A high and firm ideal is needed. \\ e 
should keep our goal in sight but never 
reach it —College Rays. 

Character is attitude. How do you 
look at a thing? How do you feel toward 
a thing? How does a thing affect you? 
What is the difference between your way 
of feeling and thinking about the things 
you come in contact with and anybody 
else's? That difference is your char- 
acter. — Cosmopolitan. 

Egoism is a meteorlight that flashes on 
the vision and goes out in darkness; while 
altruism or moral idealism is as a glowing 
sun that warms, lights and revivifies as 
the ages sweep into the eternity of the 
past.— The Circle. L. D. R. 


Our College Cimes. 


people. He spoke very highly of our 
ideals in the college life anJ of our work. 
We hope Brother Royer will be with us 

associate editors: 



Loeul Eilitor, - - ANNA HuI.UNliEK 

Society Editor, - - RUTH C. STA\ KR 


Managing Eilitor ami Business Manager, 



(lur College Times is published l.i-nn mt Illy. 
Subscription price (six numbers) J5 cents, single 
copy 5 cents. 

Are you a subscriber to Our College 
Times? If not, call up Prof. Ober at 
once, and tell him you have decided to 
enroll as a subscriber. He has the Inde- 
pendent 'Phone No. 609, Elizabethtown 

Elder Falkenstein has greatly enlarged 
his bookstore. His husiness is increasing 
and his stock is attractive. A book store 
like his fills a long felt need in our com- 
munity and country. It is a happy 
thought that the people generally appre- 
ciate it and patronize the store. The 
College folk drop in often. 

Brother Royer's Visit. 

During our recent January Bible Term, 
Brother Galeu B. Royer, of Elgin, III., 
Secretary of the General Missionary and 
Tract Committee, was with us. His work 
among us was pointed, tactful, forceful. 
He speaks straight from the shoulder on 
powers which he possesses. His is not a 
compilation of facts and general data, but 
he speaks from himself. That is, he has 
digested the subject matter. No color of 
the spread eagle style and no flavor of the 
braggadocio spirit. He is simple, direct 
and earnest. As a matter of fact, his 
talks were right along the missionary 
line. He delivered five discourses, and 
endeared himself very much to our 

President Beahm's Gratitude. 

Our president is especially grateful for 
the interest which was manifested in the 
Bible, as related to the land that pro- 
duced it, in both his daily talks and his 
evening lectures He will never he able 
to repay the expression of good will evi- 
denced by the town and country, by the 
saint and sinner, by the old ami young, 
in the relics and facts pertaining to the 
Holy Land. Surely he has never spoken 
to more interested audiences in his life. 
When a house is packed even to over- 
flowing with anxious, deeply interested 
listeners, the occasion is one of the most 
pleasant of life. 

Brother Beahm is being urged to write 
a book of his travels and observations. 
As to whether he will or not, the future 
may answer. 

Elder J. Kurtz Miller. 

Elder J. Kurtz Miller spent the entire 
time of the Bible Term with us. lie _m\ b 
two periods each day on the book of St. 
John's Gospel. Brother Miller has 
studied this ( lospel. Brother Miller has 
studied thistlospel minutely and elabor- 
ately. He has a very strong hold mi the 
subject matter. Brother -Miller is devel- 
oping a very strong expository style of 
preaching and teaching, which is the 
greatest of all styles for the minister, 
because it leads to the explanation of the 
scripture in its relations and in its general 
bearing, as no other style can. Ami 
above all for our day and for all time, the 
preaching which is most scriptural is the 
best Give us expository preaching. 

generally. Of course, we shall be satis- 
tied with textural discourses, now and 


Brother Miller also preached a number 
of evangelistic sermons before and alter 

Brother Royer's visit. These sermons 


were rich and full with both spirit and 
utterance, and were appreciated, as 
Brother Miller's sermons always are at 
the College. There were seven came out 
on the Lord's side, five of whom were 
baptized early, the others to be later. 

The way we count, Brother Miller 
wrought faithfully during four of eight 
successive Bible Terms at Elizabetbtovvn, 
and it is hoped that he may labor with us 
on many future such occasions. 

Other Teachers, 
rs D. C. Reber, H. K. Ober 
and B. F. Wanipler taught daily and 
respectively, the following subjects : 
Homiletics, Sunday School Economics 
and Sacred Vocal Music. Their work 
was good and appreciated, and it was 
suggested in public that each one bring 
forth a book along his line. 

Eld. S. H. Hertzler handled the Book 
of Ruth this year. He went about it in 
his usual calm, careful, critical style 
peculiar to his temperament and delib- 
erate thinking. His work was interesting 
from start to finish and appreciated by 
all. Uncle Sam, as we call him, has 
become a veritable part of our Annual 
Bible Term. What will you have the 
next time. Uncle? Kindly let us bear 
from you in due time. 

Brother Beahm also occupied a period 
daily with reference to his travel through 
the Orient, besides delivering six evening 
lectures to full houses. 

Our Bishop. 
Elder S. R. Zug, our Bishop, who was 
seventy-five years old just as February 
went out and as March came in, is hale 
and hearty, and a great friend of the 
College. After the Bible Term he went 
to Richland, Lebanon county, and held a 
Beries of meetings. He stood the work 
well, and his services there were effec- 
tive. His work was immediately follow- 
ed by Elder J. Kurtz Miller, and the 
whole series of preaching as done by 
both resulted in a harvesting of souls. 

The Business Manager. 

Prof. H. K. Ober is our Business Man- 
ager of the College Organ, Our College 
Times. He has given the matter con- 
siderable attention, and perhaps a gener- 
al enthusiastic report of his labors might 
be appreciated. May we look for a pung- 
ent, wide awake, stimulating, vitalizing 
report from him in our next issue? It 
would be interesting to know just how 
many subscribers are on the list, and 
thereby encourage many others to sub- 
scribe who to-day are not. He may 
thus incite sympathy or ambition and in 
either case win new subscribers by the 

Our Business Manager has been quite 
successsful with the business men who 
have put "ads" into the Times; and 
hereby a vote of thanks is extended to 
our patrons who have so liberally patro- 
nized the "Ad" columns. Since our 
paper goes into so manv homes through- 
out our town and vicinity, and into the 
County and adjoining Counties, into our 
State and adjoining States, and even into 
the far off Orient, it is evident that the 
advertiser has possibilities through the 
medium of Our College Times. 

Lincoln's Anniversary. 
On February 12th Lincoln's Anniver- 
sary was emphasized at the morning 
service, after the usual devotions. R. 
W. Schlosser gave a brief biography of 
the great martyred President; G. H. 
Light presented the halo of history about 
the Emancipation Proclamation, and W. 
A H. Brindle delivered the Gettysburg 
oration. Some other remarks were also 
made. These young men played their 
parts well. The occasion was impressive. 

During the current session up to Feb. 
9, Dr. Reber has been successful in secur- 
ing five Juniata men to speak on College 

Be sure to hear president Wine, Mar. 4. 


English Composition. 


We feel that in the College curricula of 
today too much stress is put on Latin and 
Greek, while training in the use of good 
English is neglected. 

Some one has said: "Few colleges are 
doing their whole duty towards their 
students and towards the nation at large 
in training up men who have something 
to say to the world and who know how to 
say it. There never was a time in the 
history of the world when the man who 
has something to say and can say it well, 
has had such a splendid opportunity of 
hearing, for influence and for power. 
Two conspicuous modern examples are 
Jacob A. Riis and Booker T. Washington. 
Both compelled the attention of the 
world because they had a message and 
could tell it well. The one is drivingout 
the slum and rebuilding the homes of the 
poor of our greatest city, where he has 
been recognized as our most useful citizen; 
the other is the leader of the millions of 
his race in the work of making them 
really free from the bonds of industrial 
and intellectual slavery." 

A man may have the profoundest 
knowledge, yet if he tells of that knowl- 
edge in crude English our opinion- of him 
is that he is not a truly learned man. 

President Warfield of Lafayette College 
once said : "If a man is to be a lawyer 
or minister of the gospel every one sees 
clearly enough his need of mastery in 
spoken and written discourse. It is 
equally important to the man of business, 
to the engineer and to the physician. A 
business man may have more at stake in 
a page of a letter than a lawyer may have 
in fifty pages. The page of that letter 
should be so clearly conceived, so clearly 
expressed, that a contract made upon it 
should he beyond all doubt and contro- 
versy. The plana and specifications of an 
engineer or architect require clear and 
correct statements, and too often they 
possess neither." 

The immense value of English Com- 
position appears here. It is one of the 
greatest burdens that the teacher has to 
bear. The compositions must be written, 
carefully studied, and rewritten if any 
real power is to be developed. As train- 
ing in this necessary qualification, we 
require special work in English Comp- 
osition of all the grammar grades every 
Tuesday (with few exceptions) through- 
out the entire school year. We publish 
below one of the compositions handed in 
by the B Grammar grade on Oct. 12. 


Could you board a Third Avenue sur- 
face car, and ride a short distance, you 
would arrive at my home, for the cargoes 
right by our door, at Fifty-ninth Street 
and Third Avenue, Brooklyn. If the 
conductor lets you step off at the right 
corner, the first thing to attract your at- 
tention will be the sign, "Brethren's 
Chapel." So you can't fail to find it. 
It is not an inviting looking farm bouse, 
as you have here, but a four storied flat. 
The whole aver.ue is occupied by similar 
buildings. Diagonally across is the car 
depot. Here the trolley cars are stored 
and repaired. This building occupies one 
entire block. Directly opposite is a 
saloon, and thus we have vice at our 
very door. Indeed, men, when under 
the influence of strong drink, have mis- 
taken our door for that of the saloon. 

The house, like those adjoining, is 
built of brick, and of a brown color. I 
can't give a good estimate of the size; but 
it contains nine families. There is one 
redeeming feature about the location. 
Our house faces the bay. Here we have 
some of the prettiest scenes. One is 
moved to quote from Longfellow's 
"Miles Standish" giving a description oi 

•■slowly us,, .it of the heavens, with a] alypdcal 

Sank thi' city of Cod. in the vision of John tho 

So, with its umIK of iliry-olito. Jasper and 

Bank the broad red -tin. and over lis burets up- 


■ ,• TO 

iuea--urvd tin- oily.' 

tin- Biisi'l wl: 


I have said that our house was of brick 
but do not be disappointed by the home- 
ly appearance, it is not always the cover 
that indicates the contents within. 

If the Chapel door is open, we will 
step in. When inside, you feel right at 
home. Those old familiar benches and 
pulpit seem to invite one to worship, as 
a notice on the door bids you. From the 
Chapel we will go upstairs. The ball is 
rather dim, for the gas is not vet lit. 
We must not open the wrong door, for 
there are three families on this floor. 
Now you are in my home. This is our 
sitting room, and here'our Junior Read- 
ing Circle and our Bible and Singing 
Classes met. How many tales this furni- 
ture could tell, of joy and sorrow. It would 
amuse some of you, could you but see 
the size of the rooms. It seems like a 
doll's house, compared with your 
country home. 

Why is home dear to me? It was at 
this home that I came to know Jesus, 
and the Christian influences bind me 
closely to it. Then too, the young folks 
were always wecome, to be comforted or 
admonished by Brother and Sister Miller, 
or Sister Howe. 

No wonder the poets have set forth the 
beauties and hallowed influences of home 
in poetry. And yet, how few of us 
appreciate these havens of rest, as we 
should. Yet, there comes a day to all of 
us, when we can say vtith John Howard 

ile from home, spli-mior <lazzles in vain; 


That Lake. 

Our people are still talking every now 
and then about that proposed lake. It 
will surely come just as soon as the inter- 
est is sufficient. Keep talking and by 
and by work will begin. Don't be in too 
big a hurry, but be sure to keep at it. 
Remember we want the lake. 

Wanted— A New Dress. 

Our College Times will soon be three 
years of age. The Editor-in Chief here- 
by suggests to the Business Manager that 
a new dress be procured — a plain, large 
figured dress, modest and impressive. 
The paper has been very patient all these 
years, and has never asked for a new 
dress until now. If our College Times 
asks for a new dress, can the Business 
Manager give the same old gray one worn 
for years? "What man is there of you 
whom if his son ask bread, will he give 
him a stone?" The Business Manager, 
however, is to understand that a debt of 
gratitude is due him for the fact that the 
raiment has been as good as it was and 
is. This is simply thrown out as a hint, 
and a hint to the wise is sufficient. Let 
us have the new dress for the May issue, 
Vol. IV, No. I, all bright and attractive. 

Green Tree. 
Brother Henry Hoi linger preached a 
series of sermons at the Green Tree meet- 
ing house with glorious results, and 
Elder Jacob Longenecker conducted a 
series of services at the Kheems meeting 
house with a harvesting of sheaves into 
the garner of the Lord. We rejoice with 
the Green Tree church in their having 
had two successful revivals so near to- 
gether in both time and place. This 
shows what an earnest and enthusiastic 
people can do by the help of the Lord. 

A Card of Thanks. 

During the past six months, that is, 
for the last three numbers of our College 
Paper, Dr. Reber was editor-in-chief in- 
stead of the President. His spirit pervad- 
ed the pages of the paper, and we hereby 
tender him an expression of gratitude. 
Those issues of Our College Times, Sep- 
tember, November and January speak 
for themselves perhaps in more emphatic 
terms than anything the editor might 
now sav. 


Commercial Department. 

Commercialism at this day and age 
is a wonderful thing. When we enter 
our eastern cities, New York and 
Philadelphia, we stand with amaze- 
ment as our eyes behold hundreds of 
business men and women, who are 
hurrying after their various trades 
and occupations. 

That Oornercialisin is increasing 
from year to year, everybody must 
admit, and the opportunities for the 
young person who is qualified for a 
position is greater and better to-day 
than ever before. 

The young person of to-day who 
makes application for a position will 
not be asked, "What do you know?'' 
but instead must answer the ques- 
tion "What can you do?" 

It is very true that we have to-day 
in our College Libraries, Encyclo- 
pedias and thousands of other vol- 
umes of knowledge, that we can get 
any information we want in form of 
written or printed matter. This is 
very good, but let us not forget that 
the ability to do, is another thing. 
Mauy people of to-day have theory 
down pat as it were, and can tell you 
mostly anything you ask them with 
a confidence and completeness that is 
astouishing, but when they are told to 
do a certain thing they will look at 
you in open-mouthed wonder and fail 
miserably on the first test. 

Iu years gone by, a young man 
could fit and qualify himself for a 
certain trade or position by working 
as an apprentice. Time at pres- 
ent is too precious and trade too 
brisk to use any efforts in teaching 
an apprentice. The business world 
of to-day is flooded with bookkeepers 
and stenographer? whom we might 
call apprentices because they are not 
qualified for a lucrative position ; thus 
a promotion is out of the question 
and in course of time they lose their 

position altogether. 

If your boy or girl is not fitted to 
hold high positions rest assured they 
will be pushed to the rear by those 
who are. A young person with a 
good, strong, foundation for the Com- 
merical education to rest on, gives 
the possessor an education that has 
a market value, and when occasion 
offers, he can put it into practical 
use. Such an education, coupled with 
right character-training, will insure 
the success of any boy. 

We are sorry that we cannot give 
you a full list of our Commercial 
graduates, and with what success 
they are meeting in the business 
world ; but for want of space we can 
only make mention of a few letters 
that reached our department durinc 
the last week. 

Mr. John H. Stayer, who has had 
several promotions in the business 
world since leaving Elizabethtown 
has a kind word for his Alma 
Mater wherever he goes. At present, 
he holds a responsible position with 
the Peuna Railroad Co., at Altooua, 
Pa. Mr. Stayer favored us with an 
excellent letter dated Feb. 7, and in 
part he said : — 

"That we are living in a busy age 
and that we must be up and doing, 
if we wish to succeed in life, is a 
fact which is knbwn by all commer- 
cial people. 

The commercial qualifications of a 
man or woman are not acquired all at 
once. It starts with the influence and 
training iu the home and ends when 
he has secured a good position and is 
able to hold it. 

It matters not what our vocation in 
life is, we must be honest, educated 
and industrious. Oh, that all the 
young people who are contemplating 
upon entering into the commercial 
world would realize the fact and 
prepare themselves for the task await- 


iDg them. The world to-day is in 
need of people who are well educated 
who not only have a good commer- 
cial education but with that a good 
literary education. Let us strive to 
be honest and industrious in all our 
work, so that our labors may bo 
crowned with success." 

Mr. H. K. Garman, '04 is at present 
located with Biddle & Co., Philadel- 
phia, Pa., as stenographer. Mr. Gar- 
man hits met with more than ordi- 
nary success while in the business 
world, and we feel to compliment him 
for the position he is holding at the 
present time. He writes to us under 
date of Feb. 7, and we are pleased 
to quote the following therefrom : — 

"From my experience of commercial 
life and observation of the professional 
career, the difference between the two 
is by no means as distant as ordinarily 
supposed. The opportunities for the 
discernment of the various phases of 
human nature are as versatile in the 
business world and the fascination of 
the different duties to be performed 
are equal to the claims made by the 
professional men. 

If we but consider the many public 
movements toward municipal im- 
provements, we will readily see that 
the business men's ideas and sugges- 
tions are as welcome as are those of the 
professional demand, and here in the 
city of Brotherly Love we see this 
demonstrated daily, for many candi- 
dates for offices of public trust are from 
the ranks of the commercial world ; 
in fact a candidate for the highest- 
office within the gifts of the city is a 
business man. I beg of you not to 
construe these remarks as a defense of 
commereal nfe, but more as a reply 
to the often used statements eminat- 
ing from those of the professional 
career to the effect that education 
and learning, that make men leaders, 
are only to be had from the ranks 
of the professional life." 

Under date of Feb. 9, Mr. D. L. 
Landis sends us an interesting letter 
from his office at South Fork, Pa. 
Mr. Landis is at present employed as 
Supervisor's clerk for the P. R. R. 
Co. While with this Company Mr. 
Landis not only held his own, but 
instead, he climbed the ladder of 
success until he reached this respon- 
sible position. We are pleased to 
quote the following from his welcome 
letter: — 

'It had been frequently told me, 
and others, how we will rind things 
in the commercial or business world, 
but at that time I did not pay much 
attention to these sayings. One can- 
not realize until he meets the real 
thing and at that time finds out how 
little he knows. I never knew what 
responsibility was until I reached 
my present position. 

The inspiration received from my 
instructors at the Elizabethtown 
College has surely helped much in my 
work. The time spent there will 
never be forgotten, and I would ad- 
vise any young person who desires 
to fit himself for useful business 
careers, to take a thorough course in 
the Elizabethtown College by all 
means. Therefore, I would say, "Go 
to the Elizabethtown College, they 
are there with the goods." 

Is your boy qualified to perform a 
business transaction in a business 
like way? Is your boy educated and 
trained to meet the world's demands? 

We believe the best thing a father 
cau do for his sou is to help him to 
be a man. Character is the one thing 
that survives amid the wreck of 
worlds. The world needs strong men. 

Educate your boy for service so he 
is ready to do that which he will 
practice when he becomes a man. 

_ J. Z. H. 

(ieo. W Henry, the District Sunday 
School Secretary put in some good strokes 
during the Bible Term. 


Pedagogical Department Notes. 

BY II. ( . BEBEE. 

The class in Educational Classics uses 
Painter's Great Pedagogical Essays as a 
text and studies the masterpieces of 
pedagogical literature from Plato to 
Herbert Spencer. 

The Psychology class is large and inter- 
esting. Dexter and Garlick's Psychology 
in the School-room is the text used. 
Two terms are required to complete edu- 
cational psychology. The work is supple- 
mented with outlines, references to other 
texts and original papers. Each student 
recently prepared a carefully written 
paper on "Conscience." These were 
read before the class and criticized. 

The Methodology class consists of 
seven members. Only those who have a 
good working knowledge of psychology 
can take up this subject with profit. The 
class work is based on Roark's Method 
in Education and McMurry'sThe Method 
of the Recitation. After a careful analy- 
sis of the principles of education and 
their psychological validity, the stages of 
the scientific method known as the For- 
mal Steps are studied in detail and criti- 
cized. This is followed by the applica- 
tion of the principles of method to the 
teaching of the various common school 

Rein's Outlines of Pedagogics, Harris' 
Psychological Foundations of Education 
and DeGarmo's Essentials of Method are 
the texts studied in the Philosophy of 
Education. The work in this class con- 
sists of a general survey of pedagogy 
through the eyes of a leading German 
pedagogue, Dr. YV. Rein, a disciple of 
Herbart. Dr. Harris' work endeavors to 
give the student a clear view of the 
development of the higher mental pro- 
cesses out of the lower. He also shows 
that there is a psychology of every form 
of human activity, such as the psychology 
of infancy, of nations, of play, of the 

curriculum as a whole, and ol the various 
studies of the curriculum. With this 

training in applied psychology, the 
student is well prepared to take up De- 
Garmo's Essentials of Method. 

In School Supervision, Roark's Econo- 
my in Education is the text followed. 
In this class assigned readings are requir- 
ed on the subject of educational values, 
correlation of studies and school organi- 
zation, from the report of the Commis- 
sioner of Education, Bain's Education as 
a Science, Payne's Contributions to the 
Science of Education, etc. The course 
closes with a study of School Law based 
on the statutes of the state of Pennsyl- 

Students in pedagogy have access to 
the very latest thought relating to the 
theory and practice of teaching, in such 
periodicals as School Journal, Teachers' 
Magazine, Educational Foundations, and 
in the latest text-books on pedagogy 
which may well be regarded as the 
leading study of the twentieth century. 

Anniversary Exercises of the Dedication 
of the Buildings March 4, 7 p m., in 

College Chapel. 
. "Dedication Song"— Chorus. 
Devotional— Elder S. H. Hertzler. 
"Praise Waiteth for Thee"— Chorus. 
Address of Welcome— Prof. I. N H. 

a. "Those Village Bells," 

b. "Little Boy Blue."— Male Chorus. 
Oration— Mr. Elmer R. Ruhl. 

"Hail Thou Long Expected Star." — 

Recitation— Miss Elizabeth Kline. 
"Blessings and Honor" — Chorus. 
Address— Prof. Win. M. Wine. 
"Blessing, Honor, Thanksgiving and 
Power."— Chorus. 

E. C. Bixi.eI, ") 

B. F. Wamplbb, VCoin. 

H. K. Ohkk. J 

The ride several of the 'students did 
not take Feb. 24 was a happy affair. 



Miss Annie Hollinger, our editor of 
Personals, on account of illness reports 
unable to edit this department in the cur- 
rent issue, and now, February 23, is rath- 
er late to call in a substitute. Therefore, 
the Editor will make mention of a few 
from the many who deserve a personal 
write up. 

Among those who were present during 
the Bible Term and rendered valuable 
service we are pleased to name Brethren 
Ziegler of Royersford, Mentzerand Oellig 
of Waynesboro. A. L. B. Martin of Har- 
risburg, J. M. Mohlerand wife of Lewis- 
town, Jacob Richard and wife of Mait- 
land, C. B. Miller; and others whom we 
are pleasi d to mention are Elders S. R. 
Zua, J. H. Longenecker, D. M. Eshel- 
man, H. E Light, and Brethren George 
Rowland, J. VV. Myer, I. N. Musser, Ira 
Gibble, Daniel Kreider, D. Kilhefner, and 
very many other Brethren and sisters 
whom space forbids mentioning. 

W. B. Stoddard of Washington, D. C, 
delivered an interesting sermon in the 
chapel, and addressed the student body 
next morning. He will hold the Annual 
State District Meeting of the National 
Christian Association in Elizabelhtown, 
.about the middle of March. A com- 
plete proeram has not yet appeared. 

James R. Singh, India, gave several 
interesting addiesses. His stay among 
us was appreciated. 

We were delighted to have Brethren 
Cashman, Newcomer, Rowe and others 
from Waynesboro. 

R. W. Schlosser's father, a minister, 
spent some days with us. Come again, 
Brother Schlosser. 

Brother Hess, of KauS'man, visited his 
daughter recently The College also en- 
joyed a visit from Sister Steinberger. 

Brother Isaac Cripe, Juniata County, 
with his son, attended the Bible Term. 

Prof. F. F. Holsopple lectured in Eliza- 
belhtown to a large and appreciative 

audience. "Historic and Literary 
Shrines of America," well illustrated, 
Feb. 9th. February 10th he gave a very 
thoughtful and impressive discourse in 
the chapel on Moses. If "F. F. V." In- 
dicates a high grade, we may say that 
"F. F. H." also does. 

Trustees Imler, Hottel, Wenger and 
Kreider were recent visitors. 

Young ministers Bucher and Yoder 
visited on College Hill. 

Social Matters. 


Man is naturally a social being but 
some people have that quality developed 
more than others. 

If we leave the social part of our being 
undeveloped we are not truly educated. 

Good manners are a part of good 
morals and it is as much our duty as our 
interest to practice in both. 

Good manners are an essential part of 
life education and their importance can- 
not be too largely magnified when we 
consider that they are the outward ex- 
pression of the inner life. 

Young men and women of to-day are 
measured by the world by their social 

Good manners are the result of much 
good sense, some good nature and a little 
self denial for the sake of others and with 
a view of obtaining the same indulgence 
from them. 

There is no policy like politeness. 

Whatever makes the fewest persons 
uneasy is the best bred man in the 

It is a mark of high culture to know 
how to conduct ones self at all times and 
under all circumstances. 

Politeness begins at home. We must 
be courteous; agreeable, civil, kind, 
gentlemanly and manly at home, then it 
will be a kind of second nature to us. 
The most agreeable persons in company- 
are the most agreeable at home. Home 


is the school for all the best things. 

Emerson says — "I wish cities would 
teach their best lessons — of quiet man- 

Dr. Hall says "The language of a man 
is a reasonable good index of his charac- 
ter; the trifler abounds in slang words and 
slang phrases. The vulgar and low bred 
use most glibly the depreciative adjec- 
tive; the educated, the cultured and re- 
fined, speak softly, quietly, gently; every 
word is uttered with composure, even 
under circumstances of aggravation, if 
annoyed, their severest reproof is expres- 
sive silence; and always they maintain 
their self-respect." 

The New Testament inculcates good 
manners. Our Saviour was courteous 
even to his persecutors. 

Bible Term Notes. 

Bible Term was fraught with interest. 
Mention of the respective inspectors be- 
ing made elsewhere, reference to them is 
omitted here. The enrollment passed 
the 300 mark considerably. We were 
glad to see many of our former friends 
here, and especially grateful to notice eo 
many new faces among the persons who 
enrolled for the full term. 

We note with pleasure that a number 
of the ministers from Waynesboro, Lan- 
caster, Mountville, Freystovvn, Ephrata 
and Harrisburg, arranged to be with us, 
in most cases, the entire part of the term. 
We feel sure that the Brotherhood would 
realize the amount of encouragement 
which the many members of our beloved 
fraternity could give the management of 
the school by more frequent visits, and 
especially during such occasions, we 
would see them among us more frequent- 
ly than we have in the past. But we 
feel that they will continue their helpful 
visits and suggestions. 

The Bible Department has received 
quite an impetus from the many relics 
which have been brought from Palestine 
by Brother Beahm, and we are looking 

forward with pleasure to the time when 
these relics shall all be carefully har- 
bored in a suitable Museum Cabinet, 
which will be open to the public. In- 
deed we feel that the day is near at hand 
when such may be our realization. This 
department is steadily growing, and we 
feel that there is no great likelihood of 
creating too much interest in the Holy 
Book. Indeed the Bible needs to be em- 
phasized in our education by us as a 
nation, and the signs of the times seem 
to indicate a movement in this direction. 
H. K. O. 

Music Notes. 

Music is a beautiful glorious gift of 
God; the reflection of the Heavenly 
harmonies in which His angels and all the 
celestial host glorify their creator singing 
the sweet strains : "Holy, holy, holy 
Lord God of Sabboath."— Michael Pri- 

Music moves us and we know not why; 
we feel the tears but cannot trace the 
source. — Letitia Landon. 

Music is at once the product of feeling 
and knowledge; not only talent and en- 
thusiasm but also that knowledge and 
perception which are the result of pro- 
tracted study and reflection. — Berlioz. 

Music is love. It springs from religion 
and leads to religion.— Hanslick. 

Music is a stimulant to mental exer- 
tion. — D' Israeli. 

Music is to the mind, as is air to the 
body. — Plato. 

Music is calculated to compose the 
mind and lit it for instruction — Aristidea. 

Music washes away from the soul the 
dust of every day life. — Aeurhauch. 

Music will be a Special Feature of the 
Jamestown Exposition. 
Congress is appropriating money to in- 
stall the largest pipe organ ever con- 
structed in the United States. The or- 


gan will lill the entire spare in one end 
of the room, from side to side and from 
Boor to coiling. Its great pipes will be 
thirty feet in length. Many of the best 
performers living to-day are expected to 
be there and give recitals. 

Educational Value of Shorthand and 


As the study of shorthand and type- 
writing is becoming so popular, we find 
the question recurring again and again 
whether or not this or that student will 
be benefited by the study of these branch- 
es. The practical value of shorthand 
and typewriting is so great the educa- 
tional value is seldom considered. We 
Spend several years in the study of Latin, 
(ireek and other languages knowing that 
we cannot use them in the practical 
affairs of life, yet it is the culture and 
training we obtain from these branches 
that justify their place in the curricu- 
lum; and for the same reason the teacher 
would be justified in placing shorthand 
in the curriculum simply for its intrinsic 
educational value, not considering the 
practical use to which it may be put. 
Latin cultivates the memory since you 
have to retain the various forms and 
endings on Latin words— shorthand culti- 
vates the memory since the language 
must be expressed by signs and coinbi- 
nations, many of which have to be mem- 
orized by the student. For cultivating 
precision of thought, shorthand, if 
taught correctly, almost equals arithme- 
tic; in developing accuracy of vision and 
steadiness anil flexibility of the bandit 
ranks with drawing; for stimulating rapid 
thinking and training the eye toaccuracy 
it ranks high above ordinary penman- 
ship. Shorthand affords an efficient 
meaps of physicial and mental develop- 
ment since in the study of it, the eye, 
hand and mind are employed. Itisan 
educational truth that motor activity 
stimulates mental activity and results in 

concentrated attention and in the form- 
ing of clear ideas. The study of short- 
hand develops will power since the mind 
must be concentrated for a length of time 
and must act while under great nervous 
strain. The person who is able to write 
shorthand rapidly for two or three hours 
in succession has acquired the power of 
concentration that few other studies will 

The educational value of typewriting is 
also great, it also has a cultural and a 
practical value. Few studies yield re- 
sults more directly than typewriting. It 
is usualy studied on account of its prac- 
tical value since it yields "bread and 
butter" more quickly than most studies. 
Typewriting trains the mind and body 
to act in unison. It is only when the 
mind and body are trained to act in per- 
fect unison, both being well developed, 
that the individual can feel he has found 
the key note to success. 

It is only when the body is brought 
into subjection to the mind that the body 
and mind can act in perfect unison — the 
body is but the instrument of the mind. 
In a well organized institution the differ- 
ent members render perfect obedience to 
authority, thus making its influence and 
power felt throughout the country. So 
it is with the individual. If he wishes to 
become successful and influential he must 
have a well developed body which yields 
obedience to a well developed mind. 
What teaches this more forcibly than 
learning to play a musical instrument or 
learning to operate a typewriter? At 
first the fingers strike many keys the 
mind recognizes at once to be wrong but 
later the fingers act in unison with the 
mind, and a neatly written page is the 

( To II, Continued.) 

Eld. Hertzler is preaching at Mingo 
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The Place of German in the Curriculum. 
BY 11 C. HKinoi:. 

The mnilern world enjoys the rich leg- 
acy of the intellectual giants of antiquity. 
The Creek ami Latin languages so ru-h 
in their gems ami germs of thought are 
known as the ancient or classical Ian- 
images Classic means, of the first or 
highest rank; authoritative as a model. 
In the educational system of John Sturm. 
they held the most prominent pan. 
They formed the major part of the edu- 
cation nl the monks, clergy, and the 
learned for many centuries. Latin be- 
came the medium of the Catholic church 
to perpetuate its dogma; philosophy and 
literature to the time of Sir Thomas More 
were conveyed to the world through the 
instrumentality of the Latin. 

Even the Jesuitical organization which 
was the right arm of the Roman Catholic 
church to check the Reformation re- 
quired its teachers to he versed extens- 
ively in the Latin tongue. The real worth 
of the dead languages and their literature 
is still recognized in the curricula of our 
mndern colleges and universities. 

But the day when the humanities pre- 

d inated the learning of the world is 

past Parallel with the humanistic 
and theologic tendencies- that emanated 

from the great Reformation, there hegan 

to flow a practical or scientific tendency 
also. This spirit grew first in the town 
schools of the sixteenth century. The 
Innovators led by Montaigne and Bacon 
in the sixteenth century; by Milton, 
Katich, Comenius and Loche in the 
seventeenth century; by Rousseau and 
the Philanthropinists in the eighteenth 
century, all widened the influence of the 
practical in education. 

This movement is characterized in ed- 
ucational history as realism or the mod- 
erns. By this term we mean exactly the 
study of the physical sciences, modern 
languages, modern literature and history. 
So that in modern education the tendency- 
is to learn the mother tongue rather than 
the past; to master the practical rather 
than the classical. So strong has this 
idea hecome that it has almost crowded 
the ancient classical languages out of our 
college courses, substituting the German 
or the French. For a technical training, 
preparatory to a pursuit of the old profes- 
sions, viz: law, medicine and theology, 
Latin and Greek are necessary; but for 
our new professions, such as those of 
machinist, chemist, geologist, etc., and 
for the practical duties of life, the mod- 
erns are preferable. 

German is the language of the pecple 
who occupy the greater part of Central 


Europe and in race and language form 
one nation and cull themselves '"die 
Deutscben" since the twelfth century. 
German is from the Latin "Germanus," 
meaning a German. 

Sometimes this term is applied in a still 
wider sense, including besides the people 
of Central Europe those ot the same com- 
mon origin, viz: the people of Holland, 
England, and the Scandinavian peninsula. 

German belongs to the northern divis- 
ion of the Aryan Family of languages 
composing with the Scandinavian tongue, 
the Teutonic group. The people of Den- 
mark, Iceland and the Scandinavian 
peninsula spoke the Old Norse. Those 
tribes along the mouth of the Rhine spoke 
the Low German; while the people at the 
sources of that historic river spoke the 
High German. This language was known 
as the Old High German from 380-1150 
A. D. The literature of this period con- 
tained a few heathen ballads, translations 
of creeds, prayers, Latin hymns, and 
passages from the Bible. From 1150- 
1350 A. D. a transition of language was 
made from Old to Middle High German. 
This was patronized by the nobility and 
princes as opposed to the monks, here- 
tofore the only patrons of learning. 

During the fourteenth to sixteenth cen- 
tury, when the Italian Renaissance was 
leaving its impress upon the nations of 
Europe it left a significant result in that 
it caused the development and formation 
of modern languages. While the Italian 
became adapted best to poetry and song, 
the Spanish was not fully formed until 
later. The French became the medium 
for debate and animated discussion with 
its center of influence at the I'niversity 
of Paris. This period with the French 
influence so potent produced Chaucer 
who gave the English language its perma- 
nent form. The German through the 
Minne singers became adapted to the 
eloquence of the Reformers But it was 
not until Martin Luther translated the 
Bible into German (1622-1534) that that 
version established the language called 

the New High German. This is what is 
now studied so intensely during recent 
years in our secondary schools and 

But jou ask, "Wherein is the special 
benefit to he derived from its" 
We reply that any study has two educa- 
tional values. First, is its culture value. 
German possesses this same value in 
common with all theotbei languages. It 
affords an excellent culture for the mem- 
ory and kindred faculties. Second, it has 
a practical or utilitarian value. German 
is a living language, and hence it is an 
accomplishment, and also a convenience 
to the tourist. The German being a kin- 
dred language of the English through the 
Anglo-Saxon sustains therefore a valu- 
able relation to it as a means for obtain- 
ing a greater insight into their similar- 
ities, and into the meanings of words 
derived from the German. 

German may be offered for Greek or 
Latin for entrance into colleges of the 
United States, and an excellent familiar- 
ity with it is required of those who would 
pursue advanced technical courses. 
German thought is recognized as most 
potent in scientific and philosophical 
researches. German schools are admitted 
to have the highest rank in educational 
fields. German literature is rich in its 
contents. Will it not be very profitable 
to come into mental contact with such a 
language and its literature, not only as an 
end in culture but also as a preparation 
for the true end of education, externally 
related, namely, useful living? 

German literature is very extensive in 
its scope. We may study the classics of 
the literature, recognized as the Writings 
of Lessing, Schillerand Goethe. We may 
choose rather to read the prolific German 
literature that has appeared since 1890. 
This is mainly fictitious in its character. 

But if yonr scope i- ool greater than thai, 
you have failed tn come vitally in loach 
with German thought. 

German thought has won its highest 
honors in history, criticism, philology, 


pedagogy, and philosophy. And the 
works of highest authority in the hefore 
mentioned departments of learning are 
written in the German language; and sn 
for the purposes of far-reaching investiga- 
tion a familiarity with the language is 

Relation of Physical Education to Intel- 
lectual Development. 

Education, in a general sense, is the 
development of the whole nature of man, 
physical, intellectual and moral. The 
act of developing the powers of man is 
expressed in the word -'Culture." The 
term comes from the word "colo" 1 cul- 
tivate, and means literally the act of till- 
ing and enriching the soil. To awaken 
the mind into activity, to call out and 
stimulate the action of its various powers, 
to train the eye to see, the memory to re- 
tain and "recall, the understanding to 
judge and reason, this is to cultivate the 
mind. It is mental culture. 

But this is not enough. True education 
must develop and train one's powers for 
the activities of life, and the activities of 
life embrace physical as well as mental 
activity. Can a system of education be 
complete that does not provide for physi- 
cal as well as mental needs? Plato says, 
"Good education is that which gives to 
the body as well as to the soul all the 
perfection of which they are capable." 

The school which interests itself solely 
in intellectual development is enormously 
one-sided. We dare not educate one 
phase of man's three-fold nature to the 
detriment of the others, for we destroy- 
that exquisite adjustment, that poise 
which God designed in the creation that 
man should have. If much attention is 
given to physical training while the in- 
tellectual and spiritual sides are neglected, 
the' one in training may become a superb 
animal, reveling in physical strength, as 
the professional foot ball player or prize 
fighter, but he has missed that which will 
endure and his Hie is a failure; if the in- 

tellectual alone were cultivated, we might 
have one who makes science his god, one 
who will not accept anything he cannot 
reason out — no room for faith and trust in 
an overruling Providence; and if the 
spiritual alone were cultivated while 
physical and intellectual training were 
neglected, that balance of reason and 
judgment might be wanting which are 
necessary to carry on the practical affairs 
of life, and the individual's chances for 
usefulness and success will be greatly- 
curtailed. Our bodies are to he fit dwell- 
ing places for the Holy Spirit. So we see 
an all round development is necessary to 
secure the best results, and best results 
are what we are looking for in this twen- 
tieth century. 

We believe that physical training is a 
necessary part of the school curriculum. 
It means attention to those things that 
make for bodily well-being. It implies 
systematic muscular exercise, having for 
its purpose health, strength and skill of 

There can be no doubt that modern 
conditions of living greatly increase the 
need for physical training in the school. 
This is especially true in the case of city 
children. Here influences are at work 
that must be counteracted, or permanent 
injury results. It is a mistake to think 
that children in their free play will take 
enough exercise to give their bodies the 
best development of which they are 
capable We don't turn a child loose in 
a room full of books and expect him to 
come out with mental powers well trained, 
well balanced. He is not able to pick 
and choose for himself; he needs the 
supervision and direction of a competent 
teacher, and in like manner systematic 
exercise must be taken that there may be 
uniform bodily development. For this 
reason physical training is introduced 
into schools and colleges, that health may- 
be kept to the normal standard, that the 
mind may accomplish the most work; 
and the bodily powers be preserved in 
i Continued on pages.) 


Our College Cimes. 

I. N H. BEAHM. ' 


1). C. REBER. I.. D. ROSE 


SPEC] U. I RS : 

Local Editor, - ANNA BOLLINGER 

Society Editor, - - RUTH C. STAYER 


Managing Editor and Business Manager, 



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Commencement June 13. 

Examination time ahead ! 

The dining hall is- crowded. 

The tree is a horse chestnut. 

Sprint: term enrollment, 134. 

How will you spend vacation? 

The Editor-in-chief bows adieu ' 

The music department is still growing. 

( )ne should always be willing to counsel. 

Fear and stubbornness dislike confer- 

Our College Times is three 
"going on four." 

Tree Planting program by 
'07 was a success. 

Prof. Ober preached adocti 
al District Meeting. 

The Botany class will soon hie aw 

for Held and flower. 

When diplomatic relatione are brok 
off, the war has begun. 

Hear the Baccalaureate Sermon i 
Sunday evening, June 9. 

Interest in the Bible Department 
deepening and w idening 

Many large and interesting classes a 
now in progress on I lollege Hill. 

Kid. J. B. Brumbaugh preached in the 
Chapel, Sunday morning, April 21. 

Prof. Wampler closed a most interest- 
ing music class in Lancaster recently. 

It were far better forone to be censured 

I'm exercising foresight than for a lack 

The Vice-President, Dr. Weber, will be 
in charge during the President's Cali- 
fornia trip. 

Dr. .r. H. Becker's lecture, April 25, 
under the auspices of our library com- 
mittee was fine. 

Favoritism should not be tolerated in 
politics, not in church, not in schools 
Partiality is an evil. 

Which is the greatest book'.' — The 
Bible. Then why is it not used n 
a text book in our colleges: 

It is a greatly appreciated ami a very 
remarkable fact that Klizabethtown Col- 
lege is pronounced a success, 

Prof. Meyer is Supt. of the S. B., ar 
Xewville. A good word for what the 
College people are doing there. 

It has been decided that R. W. Se), loo- 
ser and Kathryn Mover are the besl con- 
versationalists on College Hill. 

Bro. A. H. Brubacher, of I 

COUnty has been chosen t" deliver the 
baccalaureate sermon June 9. 

Kairplay is the ( In!. leu Rule in mol ion. 
A square deal for all is good 

Anything else smells of corruption. 

A number of the College folk attended 
the dedicati u at Annville. April 28. 
Pres Beahm delivered the sermon. 

This issue of .mi papei is laden with 

good material. We are very sorry that 

much ezcelli nl material must I e 
lack of Bpace. 
Married— R. P. Bucher and Naomi 

White, and J. M. Miller and Millie Kby. 

Nations and » I wishes from 

I liir < 'ollege Times ' 


The Commercial School under trie 
general guidance of Prof. Ober, and with 
Prof. Herr doing the greater part of the 
i aching, is doing well. 

The class in Ethics is the largest of the 
kind in the history of the College, ami 
the subject is taken hold oi and discussed 
wit h force and intensity. 

('lasses in Geometry, German, Rheto- 
ric, and Literature, which had not 1 n 

[ to be in si ssion this term, have 
been organized to accommodate special 

We now have a class in Agriculture, 
Elementary Agriculture, under the tuition 
Ol Prof. Ober. Now who can say Eliz- 
abethtown College 'lues not have an 
Agricultural Department ? 

President Beahm's address, April 7. 
before the Liberal League of Philadelphia 
was openly and strongly assailed by 
opponents of the Good old Book. But 
the sentiment obtained generally that 

the address did g I. 

Read "The Star Blotter" with much 
cue. Yon « ill discover the true Vatic 
fire. This poem was written in a very 

few incuts under the impulse of the 

occasion. The author is a life-long friend 
of your Editor, and has been elected poet 
of the Jamestown Tercentennial Ex- 

Trustee s. li. Hertzler of Elizabeth- 
town ami Teacher II. K. Ober of the 
represented the Elizabetbtown 
Church recently at the District Meeting 
or District Conference held in Montgom- 
ery county, in the Hatfield Church. We 
are glad to have such men to represent us 
in Conference. 

Many of our present enrollment are 

teachers, active and faithful, from the 

public scl is Almost without excep- 
tion, teachers make excellent students. 
They have heeil trained somewhat under 
the hand nl severity and personal re- 
sponsibility, bo that in student life they 
maiiilest both purpose and application. 

Ceo. \Y Henry, the District Sunday 
School Secretary put in gome good strokes 
during the Bible Term. 

The District Conference April 17 and 

is, in the Hatfield Church, in Montgom- 
ery county, was well attended. Eld. John 
Herr was Moderator. He presides well. 
Eld. 8. 11. Hertzler was Writm- Clerk. 
Eld. Jesse Ziegler was Reading Clerk. 
Elders John Herr and J. T. Myers were 
chosen to represent the District at Annual 
Meeting. The Hatfield Church took 
good care of the crowd. 

Generally speaking, a man of the 
people is not a good machine man; and 
on the other hand, a politician, as such, 
is not a people's man. Therefore, if the 
ruler is for the people, the break will 
come soon or late between him and the 
politician. This is certainly coming true 
in the Roosevelt administration, and this 
spirit and principle may readily be seen 
in other departments of life. 

An institution of learning should make 
changes in the faculty with great care. 
Well established incompetence or definite 
immorality would justify the manage- 
ment to seek a change. Anything else 
would flavor of favoritism and personal 
dislike, and therefore, exhibit poor judg- 
ment and bad policy. Not a personal 
preference but the general good has been 
the broad-minded policy of the present 

Whatever may be the tendency in pur- 
pose of Mayor Weaver's speech of Phila- 
delphia criticising the President, he must 
be given credit for speaking his mind. 
If everybody speaks in favor of the Pres- 
ident because everybody else does, that 
also means that he would speak against 
the President provided everybody else 
did. In this country of free speech there 
shmild be free thought, and what is more, 
independence of thought. But in criti- 
cising, one eye should always be on 
justice and the other on mercy. What is 


On the evening of April 15, Prof. Ober 
delivered an address to the teachers in 
Middletown. The Superintendent, Prof. 
A. J. Wickey, donated two large volumes 
— Lippincott's Pronouncing Biographical 
Dictionary— to the College Library. 
These volumes are gratefully received and 
gratitude is hereby tendered the Professor 
for his kind remembrance. 

The New Dress. 

The new dress called for in the last 
issue which you likely read, is clear 
and sufticient. It is perhaps very 
wise at this time to wait until the new 
management assumes control, and then 
any change will be at the disposal of the 
future management. It is expected that 
new and interesting features will be intro- 
duced and established, which may prove 
very helpful in many ways, but in the 
meanwhile let us keep on looking for the 
new dress. However, let it be remem- 
bered that what is in the dress is of major 

Change of Management. 

It is whispered around, though not 
formally announced, that the present 
management of "Our College Times" will 
change after the current school year, so 
that with the July issue you may look 
for something new in the way of business 
management. Prof. Ober has been 
Business Manager during the three years 
of "Our College Times," and therefore 
has been looking after the advertising 
columns, the printing of the paper, the 
circulation department, etc., and all the 
merit the case demands kindly put down 
to his credit. ' It is not known just how 
large the present subscription list is. But 
however large it may be, it should still 
be larger. 

The business management of the paper 
makes it financially what it is, so we look 
with much interest at all times to the 
Business Manager of a periodical. Who- 
ever the new Managing Editor may be, it 
is expected that he will be a wide-awake 
and up-to-date man, and prove a most 
w»rthy successor to the present Managing 
Editor. The Editor-in-chief will also 
turn the quill over to his successor. 

Addresses in Chapel. 

Since our last issue there have been 
several interesting addresses in chapel 
services. Dr. H. J. Becker entertained 
and instructed the college people most 
beautifully on "The Human Voice." 

W. B. Stoddard of the National Chris- 
tian Association delivered a most excel- 
lent address. S. S. Conner of Bridge- 
water, Va., gave a nice talk on "Appli- 
cation." Ober Morning, now Professor 
at Fair View Academy, spoke im- 
pressively on general college duty. 

Members of the Faculty spoke on the 
"Basis of True Etiquette," "Etiquette in 
the Home," "How a Student should 
spend his Sunday," "How a Student 
should spend his Saturday," and "Eti- 
quette on the Street," all of which 
seemed to be well laden with pith and 
point, and well received. 

Commencement Week. 

Commencement week will be a busy 
and intense affair. ( )n Saturday evening, 
June 8, there will be a music program 
which promises to be of much interest. 
On Sunday evening, June (I, will be the 
occasion of the baccalaureate sermnti, and 
consequently fraught with deep concern 
and far-reaching result. On Monday 
evening, June 10, will be a program of 
striking merit, in the rendering of a class 
ical musical production entitled "David 
the Shepherd Boy." It is beautiful Bible 
history woven into classic song. It is 
technically called a cantata, and will 
constitute the entire program. 

On Tuesday evening, June 11, there 
will be an enthusiastic program rendered 
bj the Alumni Association. It is inter- 
esting to note the growth of the Associ- 
ation, and we look forward with fond 


anticipation i" Alumni evening. On 
Wednesday afternoon, June 12, there 
will lie (Macs Day, and the Class of '07 
will render a very instructive and enter- 
taining program. On Wednesday evening 
of the same day, June 12, the Com- 
mercial School will he at the front. 
Members of the Commercial Course will 
serve, and a special address will be given 
by a chosen speaker. 

Thursday morning, June 13, at nine 
o'clock, Commencement proper will 
open. It is graduation day. Orations 
will abound, and the delivery of diplomas 
will take place. This occasion will be 
the high water mark of the scholastic 
year, and therefore will be fraught with 
great intensity. 

Good music will appear in all the 
programs. To these meetings everybody 
is most cordially invited. Programs and 
special invitations may appear later. 
This general announcement is sufficient 
at present. Begin in time and make 
arrangements to be present as much as 
possible during Commencement week. 

Off For California. 

The Editor-in-chief, having completed 
his work on this issue, will be off for 
California early in May. It is with much 
regret that he leaves his class work and 
college duties to be absent so many days. 
But it is important that those who are at 
the head of our institutions of learning 
keep in close touch with our Brother- 
hood. Allow us to quote from a letter 
written to our President by Elder J. H. 
Moore, Editor of the "Gospel Messenger," 
March 1st, 1907: "The presidents of our 
colleges want to keep right in the swim 
with our Annual Meeting, and they are 
making a mistake by absenting them- 
selves from these gatherings. So you 
take my advice, arrange your matters at 
home, and go to the Annual Meeting. 
It will be a good thing for your school." 
And the faculty and student body of the 
College will be delighted of course that 
one of our own number is to represent 

our educational interests at the meeting 
in California, as the Editor-in-chief is a 
member of a committee of three on gen- 
eral educational program of the Brother- 
hood. And further, he is to represent 
the Elizabethtown Church as delegate ; 
and still further, he is to give a series of 
sermons immediately following the An- 
nual Meeting in the city of Los Angeles. 
Notwithstanding, however, all the 
advantages that may accrue to the College 
by virtue of these services in a far reach- 
ing way, yet it is with regret that the 
absence is necessary. The assurance 
however exists that the work will move 
on. Elizabethtown College, though 
young, is thus permitted to take an active 
part in the generel work of the Brother- 
hood, legislative and educational. 

President Wine's Visit. 

President W. M. Wine of Union 
Bridge, Maryland, representing the 
Maryland Collegiate Institute, came to 
Elizabethtown March 3. Preached at the 
church in the morning, addressed the 
Sunday School in the afternoon, preached 
in the College chapel Sunday evening. 
He visited a number of classes at the 
College on Monday, and was present at 
the anniversary of the dedication of the 
College buildings on Monday evening. 
He was the star speaker of the occasion, 
and delivered himself with great credit to 
his institution, and also to the pleasure, 
instruction and inspiration of his most 
attentive audience. 

Brother Wine seemed quite well pleased 
with Elizabethtown College, and so ex- 
pressed himself. His visit had a benign 
influence among us. We shall long re- 
member his sojourn and labors at the 
College. This was his first visit to our 
institution and it is hoped he will come 
again in the not far distant future. He 
seems to be of the opinion that Maryland 
Collegiate Institute and Elizabethtown 
College have specific fields of usefulness 
and action, and they should foster that 
feeling of cordiality and brotherly love 


which may exist and should exist 
between all such institutions, ami his 
ideal is held in common with the leading 
spirit of our institution, and therefore 
there has been no unkind feeling between 
these two institutions. Generosity and 
kindness are duly and fully reciprocated. 
The heads of institutions can dc very 
much in this direction. 

Volume Four. 

In this issue of "Oar College Times" 
we begin the fourth volume. The paper 
has served an interesting and helpful 
purpose since its beginning. It has been 
the means of widening our acquaintance, 
of enlarging the number of friends, and 
of deepening and widening the interest in 
college life, generally. To it we owe 
much of the enthusiasm and success of 

the present administration. 

It has not been the object of the paper 
to be a magazine of a literary order It 
bag served a plain, simple, straightforward, 
matter-of-fact purpose. In its beginning 
years therefore, it has not sought to 
usurp those fields of greater advancement 
cultivated by many i f our exchanges. It 
baa sought to adapt itself to the field at 
home in both time and condition, a: d in 
this way lias served its mission well. It 
has not been the aim to make it like 
other college papers, hut it has been 
moulded and developed in inure especial 
regard to its particular sphere. As it 
grows older its purpose and policies may 
vary. What the policy of the future 
Editor-in-chief and the policy of the 
.Managing Editor may be, will he duly 
announced no doubt. We shall await 
with interest the statement of what the 
paper shall be in the future. 

Literary Department, Continued from Page 3. 

full activity for both the daily duties of 
college, and the promised labor of a long 

A former Professor of Physical Training 
at Harvard University says, "Students 
enter college, trained in mind but not in 
body; and where one fails," mark this 
"when "hi fails for want of mental abilU 
itij, tenbreak doton for want o) physical 
stamina. Many have a deficiency of 
muscular strength. Their bodies have 
been kept in arrears while their brains 
were developed." 

I>r. Mary .f. Studlev, a medical practi- 
tioner and teacher of hygiene, in speak- 
ing of the young women in our colleges, 
gays: "The best possible balance for a 
weak nervous system is a well developed 
muscular system." In the school to-day 
there is an atmosphere of "well getting" 
ami "well keeping." In these days there 
i no i eoi i lot lai k ol knot* h dgi ol the 

laws of health. We are living in an in- 
tense age which is making great demands 
onour vitality, and we rant afford I" 
neglect the training of the body, for upon 
the well-being of our body depends the 
success of most of our endeavors. 

Physical education lies at the very 
foundation of intellectual development, 
for the body is the instrument of the 
mind and soul, the physical envelope in 

which they are encased, and the condi- 
tion ol trie body marks the scope of our 
Capacity for service, b ith as to. endurance 
and quality of work done. 

I.. M IROARI i 1 1 v v~ 

The Teaching Profession. 

The teaching profession is a sacred one. 

It is the teacher's business to place before 

the yonng and innocent, correal ideal- of 

life, ib.w is this possible for the teaeher 

I - not. in his uw i 


striving towards the true end ? I do not 

believe that a person can aim at 
the true ideal of life anil not be a 
Christian In my opinion there is no 
better reason for a preacher of the Gospel 
of Jesus Christ to he a Christian, than for 
a teacher of children. 

May the time soon come when parents 
will study the teacher, in whose care they 
give their children, even more than the 
person !o whom they loan their money. 
May the time soon come when no one 
shall undertake this profession without 
sincerely feeling the responsibility con- 
nected with so divine a calling. 

G. H. Light. 


Conscience is a terra used in different 
senses. Some writers make it synony- 
mous with moral judgment, and others 
describe it as the feeling of oughtness or 
moral obligation. The former view makes 
it intellectual, and the latter, emotional. 
However plausible each theory may ap- 
pear, there seems to be a double tendency 
of oughtness, viz: intellectual and emo- 
tional. Conscience, accordingly, may 
be defined as the knowledge and feeling 
of oughtness. 

Let us look into the origin of conscience. 
We are endowed from our Heavenly 
Father with certain capabilities to discern 
the right when it is presented. When- 
ever right ideas and actions are observed, 
our intuitive capabilities at once may 
cognize the right in them. This formu- 
lates our idea of right— not the right, 
which exists in the eternal nature of 
things and is revealed through God — and 
consequently the more attention paid to 
the correct presentation of the right, the 
nearer our idea of right will coincide with 
the ethical law. When we consider any 
course of action, we arrive at a decision 
of right or wrong by comparing this new 
idea with our idea of right. This involves 
judgment. This action of the judgment 

is almost invariably very quickly executed 
and the action either merited or demer- 

At this point the intellect is cognizant 
of the right, but the moment this state is 
reached, the cognition of my obligation 
in respect to the merit or demerit of the 
action follows. The proposition now is, 
"I see I ought," or "I see I ought not." 
This idea of obligation is an intellectual 
product that is reinforced with a feeling 
of oughtness, based on the perception of 
obligation. Now the proposition is, "I 
feel I ought," or "1 feel I ought not " 
This two-fold tendency obligating me to 
do or not to do a certain thing properly 
constitutes conscience. 

Consistent with the above view, we 
may safely conclude that the monitions of 
conscience are the safest ones to follow. 
This does not mean, however, that we 
always do what is right when we obey 
conscience. But it is the highest that is 
within us and should be obeyed. This in 
view, we should not close our senses to 
new knowledge of right and wrong, but 
all the time be on the alert to form ideas 
of right which will measure as near to the 
moral law as possible. Paul persecuted 
the Christians with earnestness and did 
it conscientiously, but when the living 
truth was presented, he had his idea of 
right changed. Then what he consci- 
entiously believed to be right now ap- 
peared wrong to him. 

Conscience is not an absolutely safe 
guide, but it is the best one within our 
own subjective kingdoms: It approaches 
the highest standard of efficiency just as 
the intellect is educated. It is in the 
training of the judgment and in the firm 
implanting of the right that we may em- 
ploy education to much advantage. A 
man with a good conscience is worth 
more to humanity, than a man with an 
A. B. who lacks a good conscience. 

l; W. S. in i ISSEB. 

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The Star Blotter. 
("Two thousand years ago a deceptive 
light shone over Bethlehem; — We have 
blotted out that star forever." — Deputy 
Viviani in the French Chamber.) 

Halt, world; halt, ages; listen to the Voice 

Resounding on the far and misty Seine. 
Let the wide heavens ln.ivl; let hell rejoice. 

Retired abashed when he confronted there 
This dark and dreadful fee of Deity. 

Whose breath, unaided, blasted from afar. 
And blotted out, the glory of a star. 

He tied the world, lei why in all the earth 
Or in the sea should beaten 1 '.ureas blow, 

Kxplude bis lungs and bui^i his might} girth 
While Viviani bluster- here holuu J 

* >' ei whelmed, lie vanished I tutu the air and sea, 
And blew himself away and eeaseil to be. 

Portentous times, we tremble on the verge 
of cataclysm the like was never known. 

Let the last bard cumpuse the solemn dirge 
Of a dead son. by Viviani blown. 

Whuse mightv cheek may blut thesular ray. 
And blast the glory of the king of day. 

Oh little man, last of a tedious line 

I If heaven destroyers, blotter- out of stars. 
F.ternilv repealers, i when in wiliei, 

Knight of the forum and its wordy wars. 
Thi' world tomorrow will forget yutir name. 

And black oblivion blot your transient fame. 

— B. C. Moomaw, Ben, Va. 


Sonqless Women. 

A woman who cannot sing is a flower 
without perfume. There may come a 
time when a weary little head lies on its 
mother's bosom, little eyelids are droop- 
ing; twilight is drawing about her; too 
early for a lamp; and too early for any 
but little folks to sleep— then it is that 
all the accomplishments of her girlhood 
are as nothing compared to one simple 
song that lulls the tired baby to sleep.— 
M. B. Anderson. 

Inspiring Words. 

I am what I am because I was indus. 
trious, whoever is sedulous will be em- 
inently successful. — Bach. 

We do not question the statement of 
the author with reference to industry, as 
we recollect he had a family of twenty- 
three children to support. 

The barriers are not erected that can 
say to inspiring talents and industry: 
"thus far and no farther. "—Beethoven. 

A Home for Aged Musicians Founded. 

A home for aged musicians has been 

founded in Philadelphia. Why not help 

him who has helped to make happy'.' 
Our government provides for those who 

have spent their lives in trying to secure 
our freedom. Why should we not seek 
to render help to those who have given 
their life to cheer us and help us over the 
hard places of life? 

A Queen's Regard For Her Music Teacher. 
The following told of Empress Cath- 
ryn, of Russia, shows that queens may 
be just, as well as kind tempered and 
spiteful. It is said that at one time the 
music teacher of the empress, Praesiello, 
a celebrated composer, was the cause of 
jealousy on the part of a certain marshal. 
Perhaps it was caused by certain Favors 
shown to the musician by the queen, 
who appreciate his worth ami talent. 
At any rate the marshal became so ang- 
ered as to give Praesiello a blow. It was 
returned by such good interest and vigor 
that the officer was the surprised recipi- 
ent of a sound drubbing. Hastening to 
the empress he made complaint that he 
had been struck by the musician, and to 
strike a marshal of the Russian Empire 
was worthy of dire punishment. The 
empress laughed in his face saying: "Sir 
you forgot your dignity in Striking an un- 
offending man and an artist, and as to 
rank, it is in my power to make fifty 
marshals, but one Praesiello. B. 1'. W. 



Social Matters. 


Social purity is one of the greatest needs 
of t lie 20th century. It is a question that 
interests the home, school and State. 

An untarnished character is the great- 
est possession a young man or woman can 
have, for without that all else will in the 
end fail. "Character is like stock in 
trade; the more of it a man possesses the 
greater his facilities for adding to it." 
"Character is powder, is influence, it 
makes friends, creates funds, draws 
patronage and support, and opens a sure 
and easy way to wealth, honor and 

A school is measured by the character 
of the young men and women it sends 

No well trained young man would walk 
into the library or in the presence of 
ladies without removing his hat. 

Every person is a bundle of habits 
either good or bad. If we use slang ex- 
pressions we are forming bad habits. 
If we are five minutes late at every duty 
we are forming a bad habit that will be 
against us in any calling in life. On the 
other hand we should cultivate the habit 
of using correct expressions, of speaking 
kindly, being prompt, being careful about 
our conduct, having a smile even when 
we do feel discouraged. 

Our actions are an index to our char- 
acter. We should guard every action 

School life affords us many opportuni- 
ties for the development of our social 
natures. It is a mark of large-hearted- 
nese, unselfishness to be able to hold a 
conversation with anyone regardless of 
our choice. It is not considered good 
taste to show our preferences in any 
social gathering. 

Giggling is silly. In its use and pro- 
propriety it differs greatly from laughter. 
Do not giggle, but have a good hearty 
laugh once in a while. 

—Traits of Character. 

No. true lady or gentleman will be so 
disrespectful toward religion as to whisper 
during prayer. 

A gentleman should always address a 
lady as "Miss" in company, and not by 
the first name. 

If ladies and gentlemen are in company 
together it would be considered rude for 
the gentleman to sit down before the 
ladies were provided with chairs. 

When superiors enter a crowded room 
where there is no vacant chair they 
should be offered a seat by someone in 
the room. 

Inferiors should be introduced to 
superiors. To present the President to a 
student would be considered a breech 
of etiquette. 

It would not be good taste for a lady to 
open a correspondence with a gentleman. 
Good manners forbid it. 

If we omit the many little courtesies in 
our everyday life we omit some of the 
essentials to true manhood and woman- 


5901 Third Ave., 
Brooklyn, N. Y., Apr. 13. 
Dear School Friends: — 

It affords me great pleasure to write a 
few lines to you, especially since your 
worthy president has requested me to 
do so. 

When I left you in January I had 
hoped to return in a few days, but 
through my misfortune, those few days 
have lengthened into weeks of separation. 


Shall I call it a misfortune? Perhaps 
not, for while we cannot fully understand 
it now, we know it was all for the best. 
"Ill that God hlesses is our good; 

And unblest good is ill: 
And nil is right that seems most wrong 
If it be His hirst will." 
I take this opportunity to thank all 
those who added to my comfort by united 
prayer, loving service and mail. 

I miss my daily association with the 
school-body very much, and while I am 
not present in body my mind continues 
daily to hover over dear old E'town. 

Wishing success to "Our College Times," 
and again extending hearty thanks to 
you all, I remain 

Sincerely yours, 

Emelia A Ghan. 

Arbor Day Exercises. 

Friday afternoon, April 12th the class 
of 1907 rendered their Arbor Day pro- 

The first on the program was music, 
"America," in which all took part. 

The president, Mr. Glasmire, then 
gave a very earnest and inspiring address. 

One of the thoughts he presented was, 
that we may not live to enjoy the happy 
privilege of sitting beneath the branches 
of this tree, but our posterity will reap the 
benefit. However, if some of us should 
have the happy privilege, many fond 
memories will come to us, of the trials 
with hard lessons and the happy triumph 
over them, the love for our Alma Mater, 
the Professors, our schoolmates and our 

Miss Royer then read a paper on the 
"Uses and Beauty of Trees," which con- 
tained many beautiful as well as helpful 

Miss Sheaffer in a very admirable man- 
ner, recited the selection entitled "God's 

The sextette then sang a selection of 
music appropriate to Arbor Day. 

Mr. Hottenstein delivered in a com- 
mendable way, an oration on "Trees." 

Miss Meyer in a closing address spoke 

of the utilitarian, aesthetic and moral 
value of trees. She also urged the mem- 
bers of the class so to live that the 
promise given by John the Revelator 
may lie theirs "Blessed are they that do 
h>s commandments, that they may have 
right to the tree of life, and may enter in 
through the gates into the city." 

Following the address the class planted 
a horse chestnut tree as an expression of 
regard to our Alma Mater and as a desire 
to be remembered by her. 

The program was closed by a selection 
of music by the Class. 

Rith Stayer, Secretary. 

Class of 07. 

The Senior class of '07 is busy pre- 
paring for the coming Class Day and 
commencement. We started out on a 
run of 40 weeks and have now reached 
the home stretch, Everybody has bright 
prospects before him. 

Many interesting meetings were held 
during the last term, a congenial spirit 
prevailed, everyone was willing to lend a 
helping hand, and we found it no diffi- 
cult task to promote any cause set forth. 

The different courses represented are: 

Pedagogical, Miss Kuth Stayer, R. 
W. Schlosser, G. H. Light. 

College Preparatory, L. D. Rose. 

English Scientific, Misses Leah Sheaf- 
fer, Carrie Hess, Mr. A. <;. Bottenstein. 

Bible, Miss B. Mary Royer, Mr. J. F. 

Music, Miss Ada M. Little, Mr. Will 
E. Glasmire. 

Commercial, Misses Susan Miller, Stella 
Hoffi-r, Mr. P. B. Eshleman, Messrs. I. 
0. Cashman, I. Z. Hackman, Bruce Loth- 
rock, C. S. Holsinger. 

The events of the past >ear will lill a 
page in the history of our lives, long to be 

When in the course of time, we shall 
be called to fill the places of our respect- 
ive duties, we will look back with longing 
eyes to the happy days spent at our 
Alma Mater. 

Wiii E. Gi >-■' 


Educational Value of Shorthand and 

re i. 


• „, March Ismie. 

la the touch systi m 01 typewriting the 
training is especially good. No one will 
< 1 1 ■ 1 1 \ that it takes not a little concentra- 
tion i" read shorthand notes, while at the 
same time, without taking 1 he eves from 

the shorthand page, transcribe the same 
correctly upon the typewriter — spelling 
i he « ords correcl ly, punctuating properly 
and turning out an artistic page of neatly 
written matter. 

Ancient and modern educators have 
theorized and practiced on training the 
mind through the body; and in the study 

ni the art and science of typewriting this 
idea is clearly demonstrated. Deeper 

and stronger impressions are made on 
the brain cells if they are intensified by 
some accompanying motion of the body. 
For the boy whose fingers seem clumsy 
and hard to handle, typewriting will 
prove a blessing in disguise, since it will 
leach him to use his hands in a more 
nimble and graceful manner. The per- 
son who has not a sense of good form or 

artistic skill can acquire same by study- 
ing typewriting in the proper way. He will 
come in possession ol the powi*r to origi- 
nal.' il necessary. All persons, on ac- 
count of physical and menial differences, 

are not .pialdied in i inc e\pi it type- 
writers, yet any one studying it properly 
will obtain much mental culture and 
training from it. A person should not 
choose the stenographic profession unless 
be has the necessary qualifications of a 
stenographer ami typewriter. The study 

Ol these branches is very valuable to any 
one, bin the student who chooses the 

3te graphic profession should be very 

sine he has the qualifications necessary 

to insure success in tin- work. If a 
-Indent does not have musical talent he 

would naturally nol aim to become a 

to; if lie should not have inathe- 
ability he would nut strive to be- 

an. I.acb person 
him elfalong the 
the mi -t ability. 
[uired and greater 

Less efforl wil 

result- readied. 

Boi f the qualifications ei sential to 

a successful si gn | er are i he follow- 
ing, efficient'.) i i spelling, in .< immai . 
in the know ledge of prai 

in the pow er tor,, i i n- hab- 

it of hurrying without seeming to hurry. 
A student may take a bl H C0U1 < 

of ;in or ten i the and secure a position 

and till it apparently satisfactory ; but it 

is only the student who ha- a bl oad 1 

general education be 
ness courses who will be abb to advance 
and bold responsible and remunerative 
positions. The stability of a building de- 
1 1- upon it- foundation, so the founda- 
tion of any education along special 
lines, determines the degree of 
which the individual will attain 

Resolutions on the Death ot Daniel M. 

Whereas, It has pleased Almighty < !od 
to remove from this world Haniel M. 
Hiestand, a patron and substantial friend 

Resolved, Thai we, the students and 
Faculty of Eli abethtown( !ollege,express 
our sorrow ai the loss of one who has not 
only been a patron, bul a liberal contri- 
bute! ol funds to the College and a donor 
to I he Library. 

Resi Ived, l hal we deeply sympal bize 
with the family and near friends of Bro. 
Hiestand, and that wecommend them to 
(bid who can heal all our sorrows. 

Resolved, Thai a copy of these resolu- 
tions be sent to the family of the deceas- 
ed, and that they be published in Our 
College Times, The F.lizabethtown 
Chronicle, and The Manheim Sentinel. 
lb i, inrrii MYEB, I 
J., C. Zim. 
Isaac /.. Hackman, I 


Exchange Notes. 

The goal of life is to be found in the 
realization of its possibilities— in the 
natural unfoldment of self — Botetouit 
Normal Quarterly. 

The true patriot may he defined as one 
who possesses a deep love for country, 
obeys her laws implicitly, manifests an 
interest in the affairs of the state and 
takes his part in the shaping of those 
affairs, and above all, one who possesses 
a deep reverence and love for the home- 
Albright Bulletin. 

He who will not do his best in school 
will not do his best in later years, when 
the world needs men to lead an aggressive 
career. Manhood will endure the ever 
changing cycles of time; while the slug- 
gish idler will always remain an object 
of derision in society. — College Rays. 

ThePhilomathean Monthly has arrived 
with its usual store of good things. The 
Advent of Spring serves an excellent in- 
troduction followed by a discussion on 
Intelligence of Animals. The Wise Man 
and the crocodile, translated from the 
French, is well worth reading. 

Prof. E. E. Jacobs in Purple and Gold 
gives the following advantages of a 
scienti6c education: it gives a broad 
foundation for advance study in other 
work; helps one to see himself; is a safe- 
guard against frauds; assists the trades- 
man and cultivates the best that is in 

The March number of the College 
Campus has been edited by the Aniphi- 
ctyons. The German department is 
quite unique. The original story in Ger- 
man deserves commendation. 

We welcome the Purple and White 
with its instructive articles on the Ameri- 
can citizens and The Iron Industry of the 
Lehigh Valley. Much credit is due the 
local editor for an abundant and amus- 
ing supply of school notes. 

Anniversary of the Keystone Literary 

The sixth anniversary of the Keystone 
Literary was held in the College chapel 
nil Friday evening, April 12. 

The meeting was called to order by the 
Pres.,J H. Stayer. Elder G. N. Falken- 
stein opened the meeting by reading the 
tirst Psalm and by prayer. 

Next was a selection, Meet Again, 
sung by the Ladies' Chorus which dis- 
played to perfection the skill of their 
director, Prof. Wampler. 

Mr. Stayer welcomed the Faculty, 
members of the Society and friends in a 
most excellent address. 

The essay by E. Blanche Fisher, Value 
of Flowers, taught us many beautiful 
truths about flowers — how the All-Father 
speaks to an through the blossoms. 

The Ladies' rendered another very 
fine song, Soft be thy Notes. 

Miss Nellie Hartman recited selections 
from James Whitcomb Reily; as is always 
the case the excellent ability shown by 
Miss Hartman was highly appreciated 
and praised. 

The Literary Echo read by the editor, 
Miss Emma George, contained many 
helpful and instructive ideas. The 
extracts from letters of former students 
were very interesting. 

The address of the evening was given 
by Prof. A. E. Kraybill, Prin. Boys' 
High School, Lancaster. He paid many 
tributes to the most popular and best be- 
loved poets of America. Prof. Kray- 
bill said, "The best done and best 
thought is found in the best literature." 

The next feature on the program was 
one in which all took a liberal part— the 

The meeting closed with a song, The 
Willow Tree, by the Male Chorus. 

The exercises oi the evening weie all 
rendered in a very creditable manner, 
■bowing the interest and enthusiasm the 
students take in Society work. 

M iv I>i i bbohx, Secretary. 


Class Notes. 


Among some of the large and interest- 
ing classes we are having this spring we 
mention as one the Physialogy class, 
which we regard as one of the most 
necessary classes in the school curriculum. 
The interest is good. Special stress is laid 
on the Hygienic part of the subject. In 
studying the anatomy of the different 
organs of the human body the class will 
dissect organs of certain animals in order 
to bring more vividly before the mind of 
the student the construction of the differ- 
ent parts of our bodies. By the aid of 
certain chemical experiments to illustrate 
chemical processes that take place in 
every human organism the subject 
matter becomes clear and the interest 
more intense. We also have at our com- 
mand a large microscope by the use of 
which parts of the blood and hair are 
made visible. 

There are thirty-five students in the 
Teachers' Arithmetic. We are using 
Brook's Normal and in connection with 
it "The New Arithmetic" by 300 authors. 
Thirteen of this class taught in the 
public schools during the past year, and 
the rest are preparing to teach next year. 
This class is doing splendid work. The 
interest is intense. 

The class in chemistry is getting along 
very nicely in the New Laboratory, which 
has of late been furnished with a zinc, 
a case for chemicals, additional apparatus 
and a new supply of chemicals. This 
class is daily performing experiments 
which illustrate the facts about elements 
and compounds of the physical world, as 
they get to them in the text. Nearer the 
end of the term a few weeks will be de- 
voted to the study of Organic Chemistry. 

The Geography classes will take a few- 
trips to places of geographical interest. 

College Anniversary. 

On the evening of March 4, the pro- 
gram for the anniversary exercises was 
beautifully rendered to a large and ap- 
preciative audience. 

Following is the program: 

"Dedication Song" — Chorus 

Devotional— Eld. S. H. Hertzler. 

"Praise Waiteth For Thee"— Chorus. 

Address of Welcome— Prof. I. N. II. 

a. "Those Village Bells," 

b. "Little Boy Blue," 

— Male Chorus. 
Oration, "Influence of Ideal Men" 

—Mr. Elmer R. Ruhl. 
"Hail Thou Long Expected Star" 

— Chorus. 
Recitation— Miss Elizabeth Kline. 
"Blessings and Honor" — Chorus. 
Address— Prof. Wm. M. Wine. 

"Blessings, Honor, Thanksgiving and 
Power" — Chorus. 

Elizabeth R. M< Dannei., Sec. 

No Change Now. 

The Business Manager agrees with the 
article in the last issue of this publica- 
tion, which advocated a change in "cover" 
and in "type"; but since the School year 
begins with July 1st of each year, and 
since the September number of Our 
College Times is really the first issue in 
each School year, in his judgment that 
issue would be the proper time to make 
the change. Any suggestions which 
may be offered in the meantime will be 
kindly received and will be given fair 
consideration. Watch the September 

Business Man ^gke, 

Prof. Bixler has some large and inter- 
esting classes. His work is proving quite 

Trustee T. F. Imler has done a good 
work at Norristown. It is greatly hoped 
that the church can hold his services at 
that place. He is a strong man and a 
tine organizer. 


Physical Culture. 

BY C Jl 

College athletics have been much com- 
mented upon of late by some of our most 
■ educators, and I should like lo 
let nur i eaders know in this issue, how 
the students a' this place look at the 

modern match games of baseball, foot- 
ball, etc., do nol accord u ith trui 
tion, nur with the best interests of the 
student, nor with that high Christian 
Lcter for which the school stands. 

As the scl ool continues to grow and 
students come in from different parts of 
the United States, perhaps it is juel a 
little hard for them to see why we take 
such a stand against inter-collegiate 
games, since the majority of colleges 
in. However, alter they have 
caught the spii ii of the school and hear 
the arguments against those games, they 
become convinced that athletics are only 
a secondary factor in getting a I lollege 
education and not a primary one as 
regarded by many of the young people 
attending Colleges and Universities 
oul out country. 

I have said before, thai in gi 
< lollege education, al hletfcs should be a 
class inciter only. We are here 
trj in'.; to cultival abilities, 

and this can be done well only by ex- 
cluding as much excitement as possible. 

The hi mi objeel of many of our youog 
men for attending ( lollege in this day ami 
age is athletics. They do not think of 

n .' and developing t heir brains, 
Inn onlj ! n c\ think only 

nf excelling in sports, and with that 
If they cam. 

I hey will 
I ry some Beandalon - measure We knew 
..I in lances w here young men have their 
way paid through Colleges merely be- 
cause they are expert players in either 
Row von know 
w hat is e ii m. The} won't 

ir time on their 

books. They don'l have their way paid 
for that principal ri asi n. The 

institution wants them t aintain I er 

record in athletics, and thus they are 
expected to devote as much time as pos- 
sible to athletics. No 
circumstances, when tin 
w eel; - ahead cm 

i ivnl College, how do j ou I Link under 
this excitement that they can d 
to their studies and to them! 

We hope that Klizahethtow n 
will never permit any student to enter 
her spaci 
great capabilities alone athletic 

We as students enjoy a gs 
ball anil derive much benefit tl. 

Ball i- one of the cleanest gam< S I here is. 

if rightly played ; but it is too often car- 
ried to excess, and thus we believe and 
know that we are just as far ad 
(perhaps not in athletic lines) and yes, 
i(]l older institu- 
tions, v, hen we har intei 
in our infancy. It is hard to make a 
i u plant- 
: Elliot, of Har- 
vard University, is fighting pi i 

ise the attention given to a' h- 
letics ai i lial pla< ieve and 

hope he W ill succeed j lloueYI I'. it W ill 

I nee. a- il : : - jew n into 
nd it will he 

hefore he will i ic able to gai II his point. 
Klizahethtow n College i- an advance 

agent on inter-collegiate ri 

Help Wanted. 
This issue was so crowded with mattei 

of interest, that the niana-ene nl 
deem it proper to take . | 

In order to thrive, tl 
should have 1,000 paid up sill scriheis. 

but I aoi I 'at the number 

does not near reach thai figure 

Mih-. ril -to do 

likewise is our plea. Will you I 



The enrollment is now i:J4. 

Mr. S. S. Conner of Bridgewater, Va , 
who is traveling in the interests of the 
Keystone View Co., officiated in chapel 
exercises Tuesday morning, April 9. 

Prof. Ober Morning of Muhlenberg 
College, Allentown, spent Wednesday, 
April Id at College. He conducted our 

chapel exoicises in tlif morning and gave 

young American?, have n 
following air a list ol ho 
returned:— Misses Anna Gruber, . 
Morning, Till.,. Booz. i a 
Risser. VIi 

Gibbel, C. VV. Gibbel, I'- B Gil bl< 
II. Nye, Walter Gish, Elmer Rnhl, ! 
McDannel, < 'has. Bower, W. < ;. Bi 
I. VV. Singer, Howard Danner.C. R 
A. G. Hottenstein, and Mr. King. 

Miss Longenecker was visited by her 
friends, Misses Bowman and Bach man of 
Lebanon, Sunday, April 7. 

A lecture was delivered by Dr. Beckei 

obersburg, in the Heisey Hall 

Thursday evening, April 25. His sub- 

ject was "This Marvelous Mind of 

Tin' Arbor Day exercises tendered 
April li' were excellent. Many belpful 
Suggestions were given as to the value 
ami protection of trees. 

Mr. .1. F. Graybill took a pleasant trip 
to New Jersey last week and delivered 
several sermons. 

The anniversary program we believe 
was enjoyed by all who were present. 
Theessayist, .Miss E. Blanche Fisher, read 
a well prepared paper on flowers. The 
Miss Nellie Hartman 'G6 enter- 
tained us with an excellent recitation. 
The editor, Miss Kmm.i ( ieorge, present- 
ed an interesting Literary Echo. The 
of the evening was Prof. A. E. 
Kravhill, Prin. Boys' High School, Lan- 
caster. lie gave an excellent address. 
Bis theme being the great Literary men 
Hi America. 

Main friends ol the students were here 
and enjoyed the Anniversary exercises. 

Mr. J. 0. Cashnran of Waynesboro, a 

class of '07 was here and 

to plant t lie tree Friday afternoon 

\ „' Ily number of ni 

this term; and mam 
BtudentS v. ho have Seen engaged for the 
past few months in training the minds of 

Martha Cassel attended District Meet- 

Miss Fogelsanger has full work and i- 
doing it well. 

Miss Haas, Mr. Rose, Mr. Bower and 
Mr. Rnhl are busy. 

Prof, and Mrs. Wampler continue the 
cut husiastn in their work. 

Miss Myer has a full line of duly in 
English, and as usual the work is 


The Electors of tin- College meel June 

13, in the afternoon, to elect three 
trustees. Churches having votes should 
send delegates. 

Brother and Sistei J. II. Rider, our 
good friends, of Eiizabethown, went 
to District Meeting and returned safe. 
They enjoyed it. 

Bro. B G. Groff, who has di 

much for the College is still ill. We 
miss him so much. We hope he will 
soon be around again. 

e s. 11. Hertzler is busy this 

\ ear. 1 le i-- i ai a 1 iuilding committee to 
creel a large pressed brick to be 

.). F. Graybill and J. C. Zug, young 
ministei I, went p. Dis- 

trict Meetii g. The latter was 

liques church, the former had 

business with the Mission Hoard. 


Bruce Rothrock has accepted a posi- 
tion with fat salary in California. He 
likes California, but France better. 

Prof. Davis recently made a short visit 
to our town. He looks well. He has a 
mechanical turn of mind, and hence ap- 
preciates the inclined plane, or to be 
plain be appreciates the Kline. 

Elder Jesse Ziegler, president of the 
Board of Trustees, has assumed again 
the "reigns'" of government on the farm. 
We hope by this act he will visit the Col- 
lege none the less. 

Brother and sister S. P. Engle had fully 
arranged for going to California, but have 
abandoned the trip on account of sister 
J. G. Heisey's illness. W e are sorry for 
their hopes' being blasted. 

Trustee S. G. Graybill is building a 
very tine pressed brick house. The way 
in which he pushes building, he will 
make good timber for the College on a 
future building committee. 

Trustee A. S. Kreider served as an 
active member on the Building Com- 
mittee of the new church at Annville. 
The work reflects much credit on the 


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Vol. IV. 

Elizabethtown, Pa., July, 1907. 




litor-in-Chicf. RALPH W. SCHLOSSER, '07, Managing Ed I 


Exchanges. LEAH SHEAFFER. '07, - - - Lo 

Alumni. ELMER RUHL, - Soci 

CHAS. BOWER, Business Manager. 
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The College doors have closed. Good- 
byes, accompanied by tears of regret have 
been said, and the Halls which so recently 
echoed and re-echoed the merry laughter, 
»nd cheerful words of our boys and girls, 
are impressively — almost painfully — 
silent Hope, however, points us for- 
ward to Sept. 2nd, when many of us shall 
return and shake glad hands as we take 
up our school work for another year. 
Come back, all who can. We will bid 
you welcome. 

With this issue of "Our College Times" 
the change of management referred to in 
the May issue takes place. See particu- 
lars in above lines. 

It is with a feeling of reluctance that 
we take up the quill turned over by 
our worthy predecessor. But by the 
help of our efficient editorial staff and 
the co-operation of our many friends, 
we shall strive during the year to main- 
tain, if possible, the standard set for us 
by our former editor and his staff. 

The attention of our readers is called 
to the change in the subscription price, 
and to the fact that hereafter there will 
lie ten numbers of "Our College Times" 
instead of six. 

The Past School Year. 

The school year, which closed June 
18th, was one of the most prosperous in 
the history of our school. The total en- 
rollment for the year was 177. The grad- 
uating classes numbered three in the U 
Pedagogical course, one in the College . 
Preparatory, three in the English Scien- •? 
tific, two in the Bible course, two in the ^ 
Music course, one in the Banking course, j 
and five in the Regular Commercial (" 
course. The class roll is as follows: Ped- 
agogical course — Ralph W. Schlosser, 
Ruth C. Stayer, Geo. H. Light; College 
Preparatory — Lewis D. Rose; English 
Scientific— Leah M. Sheafl'er, A. G. Hot- 
tenstein, Carrie B. Hess; Bible— B. 
Mary Rover, J. F. Graybill; Music— Ada 
M. Little, W. E. Glasmire; Banking- 
Isaac Z. Hackman; Regular Commercial — 
P. B. Eshelman, Susan Miller, Joseph 
Cashman, Bruce Rothrock, Stella Hr ffer. 

Do you know of any persons who are 
thinking of attending a higher institution 
of learning this fall? If so, send their 
names and addresses to our acting pres- 
ident, Dr. D. C. Reber. Say a good word 
for us whenever you can. 


Five of the graduating class of this year 
will return in the fall— Leah Sheafl'er, 
K. W. Schlosser, and W. E Glasmire as 
tutors; -L D Rose and -Geo. H. Light 
will continue their work in the higher 
branches; Miss Sheaffer will assist and 
pursue studies in the Music department; 
Mr. Glasmire will assist Prof. Wamplerin 
teaching Vocal Music; Mr. Schlosser will 
also perforin the duties of Managing 
Editor of "Our College Times." Mr. 
Schlosser and Mr. Rose are both booked 
for the Classical course. 

Rev. Jacob F. Graybill, who graduated 
this year in the Bible course, has been 
appointed by the Mission Board of the 
Eastern District of Penna. as pastor of the 
Amwell and Sandbrook congregations in 
New Jersey. He and his wife will leave 
for their new home at Sergeantsville, N. J. 
in July. During their stay at the College, 
Bro. and Sister Graybill, through their 
industry and faithfulness to duty, won 
for themselves a host of friends, who wish 
them Godspeed in their new field of labor. 
Bro. Graybill preached his last sermon 
in the Elizabethtown Church on Sunday 
evening, June 16th. Tears flowed while 
the congregation sang "God be with you 
till we meet again." 

The school regrets to lose for the year 
the valuable services of L. Margaret Haas, 
as teacher of Physical Culture and of 
certain branches in the Bible department. 
Miss Haas is a good teacher and a close 
student. Her refinement of character 
was an influence for good among all our 
students. Her purpose is to increase her 
efficiency as teacher in Bible work by 
attending Dr. White's Biule School in 
New York next year. 

The presence, push, and cheer of Prof. 
J. G. Meyer will be greatly missed. It is 
a question upon whose shoulders the 
duties which Prof. Meyer assumed shall 
fall. An article in some other column of 
this issue will perhaps explain. 


The exchange editor of The Philo- 
mathean Monthly criticises one of our 
late issues rather severely. The demands 
of our community largely determine the 
character of cur paper. Let him watch 
us with care. Progress if» the aim in the 
twentieth century. 

The students of every college may be 
divided into two classes: Those to whom 
a day means simply twenty-four hours of 
time and nothing more; and those to 
whom it means twenty-four hours, each 
fraught with possibility andopportunity. 
—Albright Bulletin. 

If Christian education is the hope of 
the world (and it is) then the greatest 
mission that your money can perform is 
to render most capable and useful our 
educational institutions. — The Standard. 

The precious metal, gold, would be of 
very little value if it were always mixed 
with other materials and refuse. It is 
only after it has passed through the fiery 
furnace that it becomes refined and fit 
for use. — College Campus. 

L. D. R. 


On May 12th Prof. Jacob Z. Herr and 
Lillian Wolgemuth were quietly married 
at the home of the bride, in Elizabeth- 
town, by Eld. S. H. Hertzler. 

In the afternoon of the same day the 
happy couple left for Prof. Herr's home 
in Mverstown, and the next day started 
with a number of their friends for the 
Animal Conference held in Los Angeles, 
Cal. We extend hearty congratulations 
to Prof, and Mrs. Herr. 

On May 28th at her home near Eliza- 
bethtown, Pa., Miss Elizabeth R. Mc- 
Dannel was married to Mr. Nathan Mar- 
tin, minister in the Elizabethtown con- 
gregation. Mr. and Mrs. Martin will 
reside on West High St. 

"Our College Times" wishes them 
many years of happy uiar'ied life. 


Comme n cement Week. 

Music Program. 

The exercises of Commencement Week 
opened on Saturday evening, June 8th, 
with a program reudered by the Music 
department of the school. The Hall was 
rilled with an appreciative audience, who 
were pleasantly entertained with the 
following programme: 

A music program given by the music- 
students, assisted by the teachers. The 
music was of a high order and the pro- 
gram contained much variety. 

1. Anthem — "The Days of Our Years," 
Eichhorn, Chorus Class. 

2. Vocal Solo— "Love's Sweet Silver 
Bells," Giffe, Miss Ada Little. 

3. Piano Trio— "Gavotte," Behr, Misses 
Kline, Wagner, Sweigert. 

4. Vocal Solo — "Golden Harvest," Moir, 
William E. Glasmire. 

5. Piano Quartette, (One Piano)— "Galop 
Marche," Laviynac, Misses Kline, 
Sweigert, Wagner, Kline. 

6. Mixed Quartette, "While Soft Stars 
Are Beaming," Toxene, Miss Little, 
Mrs. Wampler, Messrs. Wampler, 

7. Pianu Quartette— "Symphony E 
flat," Mozart, Misses Hoffer, Kline, 
Little, Withers. 

8. Anthem— "Ye Shall Go Out With 
Joy," Giffe, Chorus Class. 

9. Piano Duet, (Two Pianos)— a. "Festi- 
val Sounds," N-urnberg. b. "First 
Waltz," Durand, Miss Little, Mr. Price. 

10. Piano Quartette — March "Militaire 
Op. 51," Schubert, Misses Hess, Kline, 
Crputhamel, Wagner. 

11. Vocal Duet — "I Am Waiting For 
Thee," Gabriel, Miss Little, Mr. Glas- 

12. Piano Solo— a. "Filth Nocturne 
Op. 52," Leybach. b. "First Mazurka 
Op. 21," Saint-Saens. Miss Erla Hoffer. 

13. Mixed Quartette— "Come Sail the 
Waters With Me," Gabriel, Miss Little, 
Mrs. Wampler, Messrs. Wampler, 

14. Piano Solo — "Rustle of Spring." 
Shilling, Miss Ada Little. 

15. Piano Quartette — "Rhapsodie Hon- 
groise No. 2," Liszt, Misses Hoffer, 
Little, Kline, Withers. 

16. Anthem — "God is Our Refuge" 
(Authem in canon form) Eichhorn, 
Chorus Class. 

All acquitted themselves in an excellent 
manner. The vocal solos and the mixed 
quartettes were exceptionally well ren- 

Baccalaureate Sermon. 

The baccalaureate sermon to the grad- 
uating class was preached in the College 
chapel on Sunday evening, June 9th, by 
Bro Amnion H. Brubacher, of Lebanon, 
Pa. He selected for a text, Genesis 1-26, 
"And God said, let us make man in our 
image; after our likeness: and let them 
have dominion over the fish of the sea, 
and over the fowl of the air, and over the 
cattle, and over all the earth, and over 
every creeping thing that creepeth upon 
the earth." 

Bro. Brubacher gave much wholesome 
advice to the graduates, and his sermon 
was much appreciated. He urged strongly 
the necessity of educating for service, 
for work, and not for a life of pleasure and 

This was Bro. Brubacher's first visit to 
the College, and we sincerely hope he 
and his wife will return to us often. 


The third program was rendered on 
Monday evening, June 10th, in Music 
Hall, by the Advanced Chorus Class of 
the College. The beautiful sacred Can- 
tata, entitled "David, the Shepherd Boy." 
The Bible characters represented were 
David (Howard C. Price), Jesse (Ralph 
W. Schlosser), Samuel (John C. Zug), 
Saul (W. E. Glasmire), Jonathan (J. F. 
Graybill), Michal (Elizabeth Kline), 
Abigail (Jennie Miller), Abigail's at- 
tendants (Ada Little, Annie Kline, Gert 


rude Hess, Viola Withers), Abner and 
Messenger (Chalmer Latshaw), Elder 
(P. B. Eshelman), Sentinels (Geo. H. 
Light, C. W. Gibbel), Men of War (Chal- 
mer Latshaw, J. F. Graybill, Garfield 
Shearer, A. P. Geib, Russel Hartman, 
L. B. Earhart). Quartette of Shepherds 
(Messrs. Wampler, Graybill, Netf, Esh- 
elman ) 

The program required long and careful 
preparation, and its elegant rendition 
manifested the skill and patient applica- 
tion of the musical director and his assis- 
tant, Prof, and Mrs. B. F. Wampler. 

Commercial Program. 

A program in the interests of the com- 
mercial graduates was given in Memorial 
Hall, Tuesday evening, June 11th. 

Prof. Ober, principal of the Commercial 
department presided, and appointed Miss 
Orella Gochnauer secretary. 

The program was opened with prayer 
by Eld. S. R. Zug. 

Dr. Reber, in his address of welcome, 
said in part: "The remunerative side has 
the greatest attraction for commercial 
graduates. A business man has many 
responsibilities resting upon him. Clean 
habits and right purposes are in demand 
in the business world." He called atten- 
tion to the advantages of the small college, 
having a commercial department, with 
its musical, literary and Christian influ- 
ences, over that of a technical business 

A brief explanation of stenography and 
its application was then given by Miss 
LuellaG. Fogelsanger. Shesaid: "Phon- 
ics and a large vocabulary are two essen- 
tials in becomingan expert stenographer." 

This was followed by a short test in 
dictation, in which six students partici- 
pated. They read their notes with pre- 
cision, showing that the principles of 
shorthand had been well implanted. 

Eld. Jesse Ziegler. president of the 
board of trustees, then favored all with 
an excellent address. "The commercial 

life," said he, "is looked upon as a life of 
ease, but it is a life requiring close atten- 
tion, hard work, and patience. The 
technical business education is not an 
adequate preparation. It is a failure to 
get started wrong in a business career. 
Start humbly. Only merit wins in the 
business world. Success will come to 
those who deserve it. Maintain your 
integrity, your honesty, and keep a clean 
conscience if you wish to succeed. 
Choose a position becoming to a Chris- 
tian. There is room for clean, honest 
and pure men and women." 

Prof. Ober in his address which fol- 
lowed, gave the graduates wholesome 
advice for their future work. He held 
that honesty and willingness to work 
must characterize every successful busi- 
ness man. 

The entire program was interspersed 
with excellent musical selections rendered 
by the Ladies' Chorus and the Glee Club. 

Class Day. 

The Class of 1907 rendered their Class 
Day programme Wednesday afternoon, 
June 12th. 

The address given by the President, 
Mr. Glasmire, contained many good 
thoughts. We were made to feel more 
forcibly than ever the great love and 
respect due our mothers at all times. 

The Class History was given by Miss 
Leah Sheaffer. It showed careful obser- 
vation on the part of the historian, 
noting the peculiarities of the different 
dispositions and habits of the members of 
the class. 

Mr. Rose, oar poet, is ol German de- 
scent, and took pleasure in singing tin- 
praises of the class in his native language. 
While not being understood by all, it 
seemed to be heartily enjoyed by those 
who were familiar with this language. 

Miss Stella Holler read an essay on 
"Character Building," which was full of 
helpful suggestions. 

The recitation, "Scrnbbyhi Bouquet," 


recited by Miss Susan Miller, was beauti- 
fully touching, causing tears to How as 
the sweet refrains of music, "Shall We 
Gather at the River," softly echoed 
through the large chapel as she was 

The prophet, Mr. Hottenetein, dis- 
played marked imagination in his proph- 
ecy. However, the Class of U)07 hopes 
to be scattered to as great an extent as 
the prophet predicted. 

The music was of a high order, which 
reflects credit to the Class of 1907, this 
being the first time in the history of 
Elizabethtown College that the Class 
Song was composed by a member of the 
class and set to music by another member 
of the class. A copy of this poem follows: 


We'll study he 

To mem'r.v we resign. 

The future lies untried, 

And we must join the light, 
To down the ranks of sin 

And may we bravely .stand 
For honor ami tor truth. 

E'er keeping fresh in mind, 
Tile teachings of our youth, 

And battle for the right. 

And as we leave these walls 

Which now we hoM so dear, 
Fond mem'ries still will twine 

Around this altar here: 
And tho' in varied paths 

(if life shall be our wavs 
Our hearts will beat as one, 

In Alma Mater's praise. 

Fond ties must now be loosed, 
And sorrow tills the heart: 

That we from cherished friends 
So soon will have to part; 

To Hi 

Will ke 

Till ill 

Alumni Meeting. 
The public Alumni Meeting, hel 
the College Chapel Wednesday ever 
June 12th, was well attended. The 

gramme was as follows: 

Address of Welcome— Pies. I. E. Slump. 

Recitation — "A Teacher's Mistake," Miss 

Essay — "Cheerfulness," Elizabeth Kline. 
Short Address — Prof. Keller, Tolna, Pa. 
Oration— "Self Development," W. K. 

Sentiment Roll Call. 

These exercises were well performed 
and were interspersed with excellent 
music furnished by the Ladies' Chorus 
and Gentlemen's Chorus. 

Commencement Exercises. 
Commencement day dawned, not with 
clear sky, but with balmy air, just warm 
enough to be pleasant. Early in the 
morning friends and relatives of the grad- 
uates poured in, and crowds from the 
vicinity could be seen wending their way 
towards the College Halls. 

The rostrum was tastefully arranged 
with beautiful plants, and shortly before 
nine o'clock the trustees, faculty, and 
graduates entered the chapel in a body, 
and filled the seats reserved for them. 
Promptly at the appointed time the pro- 
gramme was opened with prayer by Elder 
.Jesse Ziegler, president of the Board of 
Trustees. The following order of exer- 
cises was then given : 
Music— "O Be Joyful," - Senior Class. 
Oration— "Out of the Depths," Leah M. 

Shea tier. 
Oration— "America Unrivaled," G. H. 

Oration— "Susan P.. Anthony.'' Carrie B. 

Music— "The Heavens Declare Thy 

Glory," Senior Vocal Class. 
Oration— "Sanctity of Music," W. E 

Oration— "The Best Gift," B. Mary 

Oration— "The Hague Tribunal,' A. G. 



Music— "God Is Our Refuge," Senior 

Vocal Class. 
Oration— "The Best Ability," L D. Rose. 
Oration— "Music of America," Ada M. 

Oration— "Kadesh Barnea," J. F. Gray- 
Solo and Quartet— "Last Night," B. F. 

Wainpler, Messrs. Price, Graybill, 

Schlosser, Glasmire. 
Oration— "Above the Clouds," Ruth 

C. Stayer. 
Oration — "The Real Battle-ground," 

R. W. Schlosser. 
Music— "Praise Ye the Father," Senior 

Vocal Class. 
Presentation of Diplomas— Dr. D. C. 

Class Song. 


Miss Leah M. Sheaffer gracefully wel- 
comed the guests with the following 

"On this commencement morn, we the 
class of 1907, find ourselves on the thresh- 
old of a new life. As we stand before 
you within the sacred walls of our be- 
loved Alma Mater we behold ourselves 
surrounded by a host of friends. Our 
hearts swell with joy and a feeling of 
ecstasy thrills our souls as we look into 
your happy faces. 

As we look around us we see here in a 
row our faithful trustees, your faces glow- 
ing as the radiant orb of day. You have 
watched over us very carefully and now 
to show your interest in us, you have 
come today to honor us with you 

As we look again we see here the Fac 
ulty, our untiring teachers. Many times 
when tasks seemed hard and problems 
too difficult for us to solve, Commence 
inent day seemed far in the distance 
But under your watchful care, burdens 
grew lighter, cares seemed to vanish, and 
the day drew nearer, until it is no longe 
an idle dream, but a happy realization 

Our last task is done and we come to-day 
to celebrate our triumph. And you in 
your kindly interest have come to rejoice 
with us, and we assure you that we ap- 
preciate your presence. 

Here and there we see groups of our 
fellow-students who have labored with us. 
You have helped us climb the rugged 
road, and now that the summit has been 
reached, you too are come to share our 

All around us we see our friends whose 
coming has increased our happieesp. 
Bright indeed shall be the hours which 
you grace with your presence. Surely 
this day is to us one of rejoicing. It shall 
stand out amid the dark days that may 
come with a brightness not to be dimmed 
by the flight of time. 

And now again, to the trustees who 
have so cheerfully contributed to our 
comfort and happiness; to the Faculty 
who have been not only our teachers but 
also our sympathizing friends; to our 
fellow-students who have shared many 
of our joys and sorrows; to all present 
here to-day we extend a most cordial 
welcome. Welcome, welcome, one and 

She then delivered her oration proper, 
on the subject of "Out of the Depths," 
saving in part: 

"He that would develop a great intel- 
lect must delve deep into the fountain 
of knowledge that he may obtain the 
most valuable truths. We cannot simply 
stoop and pick up the pearls, but we must 
dive until the bottom is reached, for 
there alone are found the richest store- 
houses of truth." 

A rather patriotic oration on "America 
Unrivaled" was then delivered by G. H. 
Light, who said: 

"This vast area, inhabited by more 
than eighty million people from all the 
civilized and many of the uncivilized 
nations of the world, nil unequalled 


natural resources. Her soil is capable ot 
producing an abundance of food for a 
much larger population, her climate is 
favorable for the cultivation of a vast 
variety of products, in most of which she 
excels every other country, while her 
mines of varied products and her im- 
mense forests are rich resources of wealth. 
The U. S. has not yet reached her 
zenith. She has undoubtedly before 
her a grand future. For more than a 
century she has served as an object lesson 
to the Dations of Europe, teaching them 
the blessings of political freedom, the 
advantages of free education, and other 
lessons of great importance. Her mission 
as a teacher of new ideals and methods 
will continue, as her own institutions 
develop and new methods of public ad- 
ministration, industry, and education 
unfold, and for a long period to come she 
will serve as an example of political, social 
and industrial evolution to the world." 

Miss Carrie B. Hess then eulogized the 
great reformer "Susan B. Anthony" 
in words like these : 

"Miss Anthony was the greatest women 
reformer of the world. There never 
can be another reformer like her, because 
there will never be a demand for one. 
Before her days, collegiate and university 
courses were closed against women, so that 
a really liberal education was not possible. 
Now this is all changed, and in our col- 
leges, universities and professional schools 
the two sexes pursue their studies together 
to their mutual benefit. The number of 
thoroughly educated women who are 
now prepared to occupy chairs of instruc- 
tion in the higher schools of our land, as 
well as the welcome given to women's 
taste^ tact and power in the various 
spheres of life are some of the fruits 
gathered from the pioneer labors of such 
sterling characters as our noble and 
courageous Susan B. Anthony. 

"The Sanctity of Music" was the sub- 

ject which YV. E. Glasmire then pre- 
sented, saying in part: 

"That music is one of the greatest, 
grandest and noblest means of inspiration 
known to the human heart, that it refines 
the taste, purifies the heart, intensifies 
love and makes the altar of our devotion 
burn with a purer and holier flame, will 
not be denied by anvone; yet not one of 
the arts is so much abused as this. For 
the reason that its high meaning is but 
little understood, not only by the masses 
but even by musical students anil teachers. 

While this heavenly art has often been 
dragged into the uses of superstition and 
dissipation, we all know it may be the 
means of high moral culture. Music 
connot be impure, and if it becomes at all 
degrading in its influence, which no 
doubt it sometimes does, it is not so by 
its own nature, but through its connec- 
tion with improper acts and words. 
Music has a higher mission than merely 
to please the ear. It is the art which 
appeals most powerfully to the heart, and 
thus it influences our characters. The 
idea that music has no higher influences 
than simply to produce, for the time 
being, pleasant emotions, has done much 
harm to the progress of the art, in Bchools 
as well as among the people, for it has 
caused many thinking men to regard 
music with a goodly portion of super- 
stition. Next to religion, music is one of 
the greatest civilizing powers. We can- 
not find a nation that is totally devoid of 
religious ideas, neither can one find a 
tribe be it ever so crude in its customs, 
but baa its music. Wherever religion 
has a foothold there music will be found, 
for there is an inborn love for music in 
all men. 

Shakespeare sa>s : 

• The man that has no music in himself, 

Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds. 

Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils; 

The motions of his spirit are dull as night. 


The power by which men will to do 
the right at all times, was then discussed 
by B. Mary Royer, under the subject 
"The Best Ability." She said: 

'•Of all the men in history whose lives 
have been directed by a completely 
fashioned will, perhaps no one is more 
worthy of our consideration than Saul of 
Tarsus, afterward Paul the great apostle. 
He did not compromise with the world. 
Energy scattered is energy wasted. He 
did not grope blindly as to truth and 
duty. The choice of his soul determined 
his life and conduct. He saw clearly the 
one image, the Lamb slain for the sin of 
the world, and he hastened from city to 
city, from country to country to do the 
Lord's work. Deaf to the allurements of 
the world, deaf to the pleadings of his 
friends, when his life was in danger, he 
pressed on to the mark of the high calling 
of God in Christ Jesus. 

Although earnestness and determina- 
tion to be and to do are characteristic of 
the twentieth century man and woman, 
the energies of the masses today are 
spent for personal gain, for laying up 
treasures on earth, which shall last but 
for a season, then pass away forever. 

Will we not earnestly covet the best 
gift, that the promise to the wise may be 
ours? "Then shall they shine as the 
brightness of the firmament, and they 
that turn many to righteousness as the 
stars forever and ever." 

Mr. A. G. Hottenstein made a strong 
plea for arbitration, as proposed by "The 
Hague Tribunal." Some of his words 

"True, we Americans have done some- 
thing to prepare the way for the mitiga- 
tion of this international curse, by favor- 
ing the establishment of the Hague Trib- 
unal and an international parliament. 
Bat we have not done half enough to 
make our national representatives feel 
that this problem of international justice 
and disarmament must be solved in the 

interest o'' ourselves, of our children, of 
our country, of humanity. Let us hope 
that at the second Hague Tribunal which 
opens in several days, a supreme court of 
international justice may be established, 
so that right, and not might, shall prevail. 

We must not simply pray that men 
may be perfected into one, but from this 
time forth we must set heatt, and mind, 
and hand to the great endeavor of learn- 
ing and teaching that which belongs to 
the new constitution of the united world. 

The world has enough anguish, enough 
broken hearts, enough tears. Let us turn 
©ur faces towards the light of a better 
day. Let us wipe away these tears, let 
us heal the broken hearts, let us bring 
"peace on earth, good will to men." 

"The Best Ability" was portrayed to 
us by L D. Rose, who said: 

"From our centers of government 
comes the call for men; men of decision; 
strong, reliable men; men into whose 
hands we may safely commit the charge 
of steering the Ship of State. Recent 
investigations in the construction of the 
finest capitol in the world prove con- 
clusively that it is high time to wake 
outofsleep. The best exponent of staunch 
and resolute character in official circles is 
one whose influence is not confined to his 
native country, but who hasencirc'ed the 
globe; who is not as a fish in a stream or 
a wave of the sea. I refer to President 
Roosevelt. The State is greatly in need 
of men; men of character; men who are 
not for sale; men who are true to the 

Miss Aila H. Little's subject was 
"Music of America." Among the many 
beautiful thoughts expressed were the 

"Music rightly tanghl does more fur 
mental development than the mystic svm. 
hols of algebra or the planting of Greek 
roots in brain soil. Music is the DKWl 
nearly fathomless philosophy, the most 


exhaustless psychology, the most brilliant 
art. It COmeB nearest crossing the thresh- 
old of eternity. For music the very 
gates of heaven stand ajar ! 

One of the noblest objects of music is 
the spread of religion and the elevation 
of the human soul. 

Music in the religious services has a 
tendency to draw one nearer to his 
Maker. Martin Luther says: "I verily 
believe and am not ashamed to say that 
next to divinity, no art is comparable to 
music " 

Will we keep abreast with this onward 
movement in education? If so, we must 
take as our motto the words of Beecber : 
"We must educate; we must educate," — 
not only along literary lines, but in this 
great and beautiful art, if we, as loyal 
Americans will help our beloved country 
to take her rightful position in the front 
ranks of creative workers. 

Miss Ruth Stayer's oration on "Above 
the Clouds" was full of encouragement 
for the unfortunate and distressed. Her 
opening words were : 

"Out of darkness into light shall the 
soul be borne if it can mount up on the 
pinions of faith until it hears the music 
of angels and catches the Divine chord of 
the Heavenly Symphony. God will turn 
the key and measure the rhythm of the 
joyful heart until it sings in harmony 
with the celestial choir and causes it to 
forget the physical form which encloses it. 
To that soul the mystery of Heaven will 
be revealed to such an extent that the 
sufferings of the physical body, the dis- 
appointments, the cares, the anxieties 
and responsibilities of the temporal world 
will be enveloped in the massive clouds 
beneath it, and it will be encircled in the 
sunshine which emanates from the Son 
of Righteousness himself. 

"Kadesh-Karnea " was the subject of 
Mr. J F. Graybill's oration. He empha- 
sized the importance of making prompt 
decisions. He said : 

"There are times in the life of every 
young man and woman that require 
deliberation. The one who has created 
us has a mission for us, but we must find 
our place. It is true our Heavenly Father 
will assist us. but remember, He will not 
do what we are able to do ourselves in 
finding our place. We, like Joshua and 
Caleb.must make the good choice and say, 
"We can conquer by the help of God," 
and move right on to success. We may 
meet an oasis in our desert lives, and feel 
inclined to remain here. We must not 
stop until we reach the top of the ladder. 
We must covet earnestly the best gifts. 
We must remain here simply long enough 
to spy out more beyond, and when the 
opportunity is presented, we must not, as 
did the ten spies at Kadesh-Barnea, fail 
to recognize it. They missed the greatest 
opportunity of their lives, because of a 
lack of proper decision and courage at an 
important moment. 

The closing oration was delivered by 
Ralph W. Schlosser. The farewell to 
Trustees, Faculty, students and class- 
mates, were spoken with touching effect 
in words that follow: 

"The work of another school year has 
passed into history, with its record just 
as we have made it, and the time is at 
hand when we must say farewell. 

Kind trustees, you have guarded this 
institution most faithfully; you have 
given us excellent opportunities, and we 
sincerely express our gratitude in return. 
You may justly feel proud as a Board of 
Trustees of a college which stands for the 
education of the soul. You have made' 
an honorable step in regarding the moral 
and spiritual development of man of 
prime importance. May you ever be 
persistent with your good work which 
will finally be rewarded with an eternal 
crown of glory We bid you farewell. 

And now, fellow students, the moment 
has come when we must utter the word 
that will break the tie that binds us as 
students. Today we separate, and God 
only knows W'hen we will meet again. 


May the pleasant associations formed 
here be a memorial of this hallowed spot, 
which we may ever cherish. May God's 
blessing be with you all. Farewell. 

To the members of the Faculty, who 
have led us day by day in our work, and 
have esteemed usasaclass and as indivi- 
duals, we extend the parting hand which 
will speak what the lips refuse to utter 
Your influence as teachers and as ideal 
men and women will never leave us. It 
will ever be a source of strength and 
courage. Our heartfelt appreciation of 
your patient, genial, and untiring efforts 
is extended to you, and wherein we have 
come short of our duties to you in the 
past, we humbly ask forgiveness. To 
you we bid an affectionate farewell. 

Our dear president, it now becomes our 
painful duty to sever the mutual associ- 
ations which we have enjoyed. We can 
only attempt to show our appreciation of 
your sympathy and aid, which were 
present helps in times of trouble. 

Classmates, we have assembled for the 
last time, as a class within the walls 
of our Alma Mater Patiently and 
cautiously we have climbed the ladder of 
truth, so that we might see'more beyond. 
Life's untried sea is before us awaiting 
our launching forth. Let us resolve to do 
our b°st, make the best use or our oppor- 
tunities, and strive for those things which 
are eternal. It is with reluctance that 
we sever the tie that binds us as class- 
mates. May our Heavenly Father guide 
ua in our work; may He watch over us 
all our days; and when we have finished 
our labors on earth, may we meet as an 
unbroken band around the "great white 
throne." Farewell. 

A postal card addressed to Dr. D. C. 
Keher, Klizabethtown, Pa., will secure 
you a pleasant room for the fall term. 

Send for a catalogue if you are inter- 
ested in our College work. 

School News. 
Prof. Jacob /. Heir has purchased a 
building lot on College Ave., between 
I. H. Stauffer's and Dr. Reber'e res- 
iliences. He will begin building soon, 
and students coming back in the winter 
will no doubt be pleased to gee Prof, and 
Mrs. Herr cozily tixed in their new borne. 

Prof. Ober will also take up new 
(piarters in the fall in the house w bich he 
lately bought from till (iish on College 

Have you received a copy of our new 
catalogue? Drop a line to our acting 
president if you desire to see it. 

The Death Angel. 

It is with deep regret and sadness that 
we chronicle the death of one of the great 
benefactors of our school, Bro. B. G. 
(irotf. After suffering for several years 
with valvular heart trouble, his friends 
gradually realized that, notwithstanding 
all that medical aid could suggest, or all 
the attention that tender, loving hands 
could give, he could not recover; and 
at 4:30 p. m., Friday, June 21st, he 
breathed his last. 

He was one of the promotor* of our 
College, and a heavy contributor to its 
success, financially and otherwise. He 
was at one time a trustee, and at the time 
of his death was booked in our catalogue 
as Supt. of the College Grounds. 

Funeral services were held on Monday, 
June 24th, at 1:00 p. m., at the house, 
and at 1:30 in the Brethren's church in 
Eliza bethtown. 

His seat in church will be vacant, bis 
smiling countenance and genial disposi- 
tion will be missed on the street, in the 
home — at all places where his presence 
was so heartily welcomed. 

The interment was made in Mount 
Tunnel Cemetery. 

We extend our heartfelt sympathies to 
the family, and to all friends of the 


Address to Class of 1907. 

It is with reluctance that this task is 
undertaken in the absence of my brother, 
Pres. I'.eahm. In these days of com- 
mencements and graduation, advice to 
young people is abundant. And it is not 
that you have lacked in this particular. 
The tenor of your orations this morning 
is proof sufficient that you know enough 
tn make life a success. It remains yet 
for you to transform that ideal into the 

But a few words at parting may not be 
out of place. A representative of the 
class has formally bid adieu, and in re- 
sponse to that, and as the representative 
ol the institution, I reply by voicing 
feelings mingled with joy and sorrow. 

First of all I wish to congratulate you 
upon this day's achievements. You have 
made this occasion auspicious, and it is 
with no boastful motive that I say that 
you added another laurel to Elizabeth- 
town College. You have this day reached 
the goal of your plans hitherto. And for 
this fact alone you deserve commendation. 
But however desirable this position mav 
be, it behooves you not to remain here. 
We may with profit ponder "What next?" 
"What will be expected of yon?" 

Parents are full of anxiety when the 
children leave home. At the Columbian 
Exposition in 1892, one picture attracted 
greater attention and made a deeper im- 
pression than any other exhibit. It was 
Thomas Hovenden's painting called 
"Breaking Home Ties." The author by 
the way, is a native of Chester county. 
There is a little family group in the old 
home kitchen— dog and all. In thedoor. 
way stands a man, long whip in hand, 
waiting to begin the drive that will take 
the boy away from home. In the center 
stands the mother, an anxious loving look 
on her face as she rests her hands on her 
boy's shoulders, and gazes tenderly at 
him. And how brave and eager that boy 
looks ! His head is lifted. His eyes are 

already gazing out over the new world to 
which he goes, and yet he seems to find 
it hard to go. Of course it is hard. 
Hard to leave that mother and father, 
the sisters, the old farmhouse, the dog 
and all that has been so dear to the boy. 
But the call has come; the team is at the 
door and the home ties break. God bless 
the lad as he goes forth from that borne ! 

Two, and may be, three years ago just 
such a scene occurred in your home when 
you came to college. Now in this school 
home,ties of friendship have been formed, 
and the scene is about to be repeated. 
But why not stay here? The fledgling 
can not always remain in the nest. Let 
me give you another picture of home-leav- 
ing portrayed in Deuteronomy 32:11-12. 
"As an eagle stirreth up her nest, flutter- 
eth over her young, spreadeth abroad her 
wings, taketh them, beareth them on her 
wings, so the Lord alone did lead him." 
This was spoken of Moses. Just as the 
young bird must learn to fly and sustain 
itself, so you must leave your school 
home to try the stern realities of life. 
Hence while it is sad to say the parting 
word, yet it is for your good that you 
are sent out on life's sea. But be assured 
that our eyes will follow you always. 

What are some of the things we look 
for? The world expects more of you 
now than when you enrolled as a student; 
so does the faculty. One of the things 
that the school expects, as well as the 
world, is loyalty. Loyalty to the teach- 
ings of this school, to the principles for 
which this school stands; loyalty to your 
friends t< whose aid you owe much of 
your present success; loyalty to the state 
that bequeaths such a rich heritage of 
educational advantages and glorious 
liberties; loyalty to the church of your 

Again labor or efficiency will be ex- 
pected from you. Your developed powers 
must demonstrate capability to do some- 
thing and to do it skilfully. 

Labor is honorable, and efficient service 
for humanity is worthy of your best 



Having been led, this school may 
rightly expect you to be able to lead 
others. In other words, we expect 
leadership from you as you go out from 
us. Go to your communities and lead 
your fellows to a higher plane of rational 
living; lead them into paths of virtue and 
christian service; lead all men to see their 
highest duty and to fulfill their mission 
in life. 

Lastly, we shall expect growth from 
every one of you. Very appropriate is 
the motto you have chosen: "More be- 
yond." Grow in wisdom, in strength, 
in grace, in righteousness. Grow in use- 
fulness, in favor with God and man. 
Grow into the realization of those ideals 
which this school helped you to form. 
Grow into the "perfect man, unto the 
measure of the stature of the fulness of 

And now fare ye well. As you launch 
out upon life's tumultuous sea, may you 
have a bon voyriyc. And when you 
reach the end of life's journey, may you 
land safely on eternity's shore, there to 
join in the great reunion with all those 
whose lives were knit to yours here ! 

Our Cradle Roll. 
The cradle roll of prospective students 
for the class of 1925 is as follows: 

1. Mary Beahm. 

2. Horace Reber. 
3 Ruth Ober. 

4. Miriam Bower. 

5. Paul GrofT. 

6. Benjamin Gray bill. 

7. Mabel (?) Esbelman. 

The last named child is the daughter of 
Anna Breneman Esbelman, who was the 
first lady student of the College. She 
was married to Mr. Oscar Kshelman of 
Manor township last spring a year ago, 
and now resides' at the home where her 
father died about two years ago. Con- 
gratulations and best wishes from "Our 
College Times" to Mr. and Mrs. ESabel- 

Final Examination. 

The final examination for candidates 
for graduation in the Pedagogical course 
was held at the College on June 3. Supt. 
J. Anson Wright, of Bedford, Pa. and 
Supt. H. V. B. Garver, of Middletown, 
constituted the examining committee. 
Those examined were Miss Ruth C. 
Stayer, Messrs, Geo. H. Light and K. W. 
Schlosser. The class impressed the ex- 
aminers favorably, all having attained a 
general average of above eighty-five per 

The purpose of this examination is not 
to determine fitness to graduate, but rath- 
er to bring County Superintendents in 
contact with our graduates so that when 
the latter wish to teach they need not be 
examined Miss Stayer expects to teach 
in Bedford Co. next year. Supt. Wright 
promised to issue a No. 1 provisional cer- 
tificate to her without further examina- 
tion. This recognition to our graduates 
in Pedagogy gives the diploma in this 
course a value ecjual to the State Normal 
Diploma. Our school has been shown 
similar courtesies by the Superintendents 
of Lancaster, Dauphin, Montgomery and 
Cambria counties. This Fact should lead 
many to decide to complete the Pedagog- 
ical course at Klizabethtown College. 

The members of this class are required 
to write a thesis on an educational sub- 
ject consisting of no less than three 
thousand words. The subjects ol this 
year's thesis are as follows: "The Rural 
School," by Geo. H. Light; "The Ideal 
Teacher," by R. W. Schlosser; "Educa- 
tion through Nature,'' by Ruth C. Stayer. 
D. C. R. 

Rooms may be registered for at any 
time. Drop a note to Dr. Reber, stating 
which hall you prefer, if yon have any 

Do you want to fit yourself for teacb- 
ig? Write to us for a catalogue. 


The World's Real Battle-Ground. 

We are living in an age of continual 
strife and turmoil; trials ami troubles be- 
set us on every hand; sirens entice us a- 
lontr the pathway of life; dishonesty and 
vice are ever prevalent; man rises against 
man, nation against nation. To settle 
these controversaries many battles have 
been fought, permitting the earth to 
drink in the life blood of brave, loyal, 
and patriotic men. We hail the day 
when this carnal warfare shall be sup- 
planted by arbitration; when the appeal 
shall be to the bar of reason, and not to 
that of the impulsive nature of man. 
The secret of government lies in individ- 
ual subjection. 

The annals of history contain many re- 
nowned exploits on land and sea. In the 
Civil War there was a bitter conflict at 
Gettysburg between the Blue and the 
Gray. The rattle of musketry, the din 
of the cannon, the clouds of smoke, the 
clattering hoofs, the doleful cries, the 
shouts of officers, on those bright July 
days were an evidence of an antagonistic 
spirit in humanity, which demanded set- 
tlement by the sword. In this heroic 
life-and-death struggle was decided the 
fate of the South, and it will ever be re- 
membered as the turning point of the 
Civil War. 

None the less memorable is the Battle 
of Waterloo. Napoleon, the greatest 
military genius of the nineteenth century, 
by his personal magnetism, organized a 
strong army with which he for the sev- 
enth time opposed the allied troops of 
Europe. The story of Waterloo ne'ed 
not be told in detail — how all day the 
French broke their columns on the Eng- 
lish squares, and how the famous Old 
Guard that knew how to die, but not 
how to surrender, made its last charge, 
and left its hitherto invincible columns 
upon the lost field. This battle decided 
the fate of Napoleon forever, and he was 
as a wave dashed to spray on the rocky 
coasts of Scotland. 

However great these battles and many 

others scarcely less important, there is yd 
another conquest without noise or spec- 
tacle, but of greater importance. It is no 
carnal struggle characterized by the hor- 
rors of war, but a heroic contest between 
the soul struggle for that which is in 
harmony with itself, and some enemy 
trying to dislodge it from the temple of 
communion with its Maker. Ease, lux- 
ury and other, allurements are constantly 
attacking the soul, and these contests of 
the higher nature require the true test of 
real manhood and womanhood. When 
our carnal natures are given sway, we 
lose our rationality and become non- 
rational beings; we become spiritually 

The power of the mind that figures 
most prominently in these conflicts is the 
will. One may keenly desire to pursue 
a certain course of action; on the other 
hand he knows it will pain his friends, it 
may wreck his efficiency in his business, 
it may cause the neglect ot social duties. 
This conflict of desire produces a state of 
hesitation. Each of the conflicting im- 
pulses pleads its own cause to the mind, 
and the process by which this is done is 
called deliberation. Deliberation is rend- 
ered necessary, because the pros and 
cons cannot all be presented to the mind 
at the same moment, and thus time is af- 
forded for consideration as each arises in 
consciousness. After deliberation the 
judgment makes a decision, e. g., to pur- 
sue the course. This desire now calls up 
the re-presentation of means for its satis- 
faction, unconsciously re-presenting in 
his mind the kind of action necessary for 
the attainment of the desire. He be- 
lieves that these actions will lead to the 
desired result, and his mind wills certain 
movements necessary to accomplish the 

The importance of deciding rightly 
cannot be overestimated since this is the 
basis of all that tends to true happiness. 
The lower natnre will ever advocate de- 
grading measures, and the soul, those 
which are in harmonv with all that is 



righteous and holy. The soul is ever 
trying to elevate. The decision to with- 
stand all attacks is not sufficient. One 
must energize himself to meet the high- 
est claims life has upon him. Life is not 
merely the absence of wrong doing, it is 
noble effort; and happy is he whose 
richness and fullness of spiritual life will 
tide him over the shallows and breakers 
of his outgoing voyage. 

We have these struggles between the 
spirit and the flesh every day of our 
lives, not a hand-to hand contest with a 
robber, not a struggle in the dark, but a 
real struggle to decide whether we shall 
follow the dictates of ease and folly, or 
strive for the higher life. This is the 
real battleground on which are decided 
the world's greatest controversies by the 
one pivot of man's destiny, "I will," and 
the battle that all must fight, and the 
victory that every soul must win. It is 
a silent, but heroic conflict in the king- 
dom where man lias dominion. 

It is here that we have many uncrown- 
ed martyrs — men who were willing to 
stand by principle even in the face of 
death, and to abide by the true self a- 
gainst all allurements and in the face of 
all dangers All honor belongs to the 
one who is a martyr to principle, or to 
the one who unwaveringly moves on to 
the goal of noble manhood. It may re- 
quire self-sacrifice, but it is better to 
sacrifice s.^lf heroically than to become a 
slave to the lower nature. What the 
world needs to-day is men of moral cour- 
age; men whose consciences are as true 
as the needle to the pole; men whose 
spiritual power reigns supreme in each 
subjective realm. 

Resolutions of Sympathy. 

Whkrkam, it has heen the will of our 
Heavenly Father to allow the death 
angel to enter the home of one of "iir 

patrons, and remove therefrom the be- 
loved father and husband, Elias Beber, 
be it, 

Resolved: First, That we the Faculty 
and students of Elizabethtown College 
express our sorrow at the death of one 
who has been a patron of our school, and 
also a brother of our Vice President, 
Dr. D. C. Reber. 

Second, That we tender our heartfelt 
sympathy to the sorrowing family in this 
dark hour of bereavement. 

Third, That although we cannot 
understand the depth of their sorrow, 
we commend the bereaved family to the 
care of Him who has promised to be a 
husband to the widowed and a father to 
the fatherless. 

Fourth, That a copy of these resolutions 
be sent to the family of the deceased, and 
be published in the Reading Eagle, and 
Our College Times. 


Jacob Z. Herr, 
B. Mary Royer, 


Alumni Association. 

Since the adoption of the constitution 
for the Alumni Association, forty-one 
graduates have become active members 
of the association, and there are eight 
honorary members. Each individual 
graduate should feel it his .or her privi- 
lege to become a member of the associa- 
tion by paying the initiation fee and then 
signing the constitution. 

The strength of any good school is her 
Alumni Association. To be a graduate 
of such a school should mean to have a 
working knowledge of the branches that 
are most needed in life. It should mean 
that the graduates have a lofty purpose, 
a settled determination to accomplish 
certain noble ends. It should also mean 
that they are trustworthy, that they 
approve what is right and abhor what is 
wrong. Should not Elizabethtown Col- 
lege rejoice in being the beloved mother 
of her loyal and devoted children, an. I 
may Bbe not expect "t all of them ardent 
support and sacrificing efforts for the 
good of their Alma Mater? 


The Faculty For l907-'08. 
Prof. Meyer lias been granted leave of 
absence to fit himself to teach agricultur- 
al and natural sciences A recent report 
says that he has been elected principal of 
schools at Fredericksburg, Pa 

Earl E. Eshelman, B. S. L., a native of 
Waynesboro, Franklin Co., and a gradu- 
ate of Juniata College in the Sacred Lit- 
erature Course will have charge of the 
Bible work. Prof. Eshelman completed 
the high school course at Waynesboro be- 
fore going to Juniata, and comes highly 
recommended by the church officials at 
Waynesboro and by his teachers at Col- 
lege. He is a minister in the Brethren 
Church and actively interested in the 
various lines of church work. With a 
specially prepared teacher at the head of 
the Bible department, Elizabethtown 
College hopes to offer better advantages 
to those who wish to pursue Bible studies. 
Elizabeth Kline, a graduate of the Com- 
mercial department in 1905, will teach 
typewriting. She also will continue her 
Btudies in the Music Teachers' Course. 

Geo. H. Light and R. W. Schlosser, re- 
cent graduates in Pedagogy, will return 
to teach and study. Mr. Light will teach 
Mathematics and Geography, and have 
charge of Charity Hall. Mr. Schlosser 
will teach Arithmetic and Orthography, 
and take up studies in the Classical 

Leah M. Sheaffer and W. E. Glasmire 
will return as tutors. Miss Sheaffer hav- 
ing completed the English Scientific 
conise, will aim to complete Piano Course 
next year and assist Mrs. Wampler in 
giving instruction on Piano and Organ. 
Mr. Glasmire who graduated in the 
Music Teachers' Course will be prepared 
to assist in Vocal Music and take up 
literary studies. 

L. Margaret Haas expects to enter the 
Winona Bible School located in New 
York City, where she will equip herself 
to teach the Bible more efficiently. She 
will therefore not be with us next year. 
LuellaG. Fogelsanger expects to study 

History and Literature at Ursinus College 
Summer School during July and August. 
She will have charge of the classes in 
Literature next year in addition to the 
History and Shorthand. 

Prof H. K. Ober will pursue advanced 
work in Chemistry and English at the 
University of Pa., during the present 
summer. In addition to the Sciences, 
Prof. Ober will teach classes in Geometry, 
Algebra and Commercial Law during the 
coming year on College Hill. 

Prof. J. Z. Herr, after a month's ab- 
sence on a wedding tour to the Pacific 
Coast and a number of weeks' study at 
Poughkeepsie, will be at his post of duty 
in Commercial Hall, assuming the po- 
sition of principal of the department. 

Other members of the last year's 
faculty will have profited by the sum- 
mer vacation and be ready to do better 
work than ever. D. C. R. 


The one great disappointment of Com- 
mencement Day to Prof. Beahm and his 
friends was the 36-hour delay of the 
train on which Professor returned from 
his trip to California. He got here 
Friday morning, the day after Commence- 

On Commencement Day after the exer- 
cises were over, Miss Carrie B. Hess, a 
graduate of this year, received the start- 
ling news of the death of her uncle, Dan- 
iel Becker, who died suddenly in Los- 
Angeles while on a tour to California. 

The body of Mr. Becker reached Lititz 
about June 20, and funeral services were 
held at the home of his mother on Satur- 
day, June 22nd. 

We extend our heartfelt sympathies to 
Miss Hess and all the friends of the 

Prof. Beahm purchased the Geib prop- 
erty just back of the College, and expects 
to move there with his family sometime 
next fall. 


Class Poem, '07. 

Mit BotnlliK galil i(;t'. s uns rerhl wohl; 
Kluge Grammatiker geworden; 
Die Mnsiek erleichter die Sorgen; 
Gesichte ist immer anser Frende. 

Etliche schreibengorschnell und zierend, 
Schreiben Geschwindschrift daszes man entaunt 
I'adagogisehe Kentnis bereitet, 
Schulknaben und Madchen erziehen. 

fnser Lehrer gaben sich viel Miihe; 
Hier haben wir sogluklich gelernl 
Dasz wir sehr unwillig, betrubl 
Einander so bald verlossen. 

Wenn wir auf dea Lebens See aussetzeh; 
\\ o Winden und Wellen uns umringen; 
Mogcn wirfruherSchwierigkeiten ini Audenken 
Behalten, alles zu uberwinden. 

Laaset uns eiu edel Lebenfuhren; 
Immer strebend naeh das hochsten; 
Lasset uns unsere Leben erheben 
Und ein erheben eintiusz Iitssen. 

Komeraden, habl wohl zujederzeit 
Mogcn wiralleauf Himmel schauen 
Betend, dasz Hot! una aufnehmen 
Zu Jerusalem droben von Cfolde erbaut. 

For the benefit <>f our readers who do 
not understand Herman we will give the 
poem in English. Through translation 

i some of its meter and rhythm. 

it 1 

Now beautiful, bow beautiful is school Ufe 

This is a paradise to .very one; 

We Sing Midi joyful songs 

When we recall these days. 

wiih botany we succeeded real well: 

Became clever grammarians; 

Music lightens our cares; 

History is ever our joy. 

Some write verj fasl and ornamentally, 

Write shorthand thai people are astonishei 

Pedagogical training prepares 

To train school boys and girls. 

i iur teachers look ^ n-nt pains; 

Here we learned so well 

I ii,,i wc verj unwilling!] . sorrowfully 

Leave each other so soon. 

u iim we si i oul on life's sea; 

w here winds and waves el m 

May we remember former difficulties, 
So that we maj oi'"' r »•'■ 

Lei us lead " noble life; 
Ever striving for the highest; 
Let ns ennoble our lives. 
And leave an elevating influence. 
Comrades, farewell. At all times 
May we all look to Heaven 
Praying that God receive us 
To tin- golden Jerusalem above. 


Not one person in ten thousand knows 
what exercise will do for the human body 
or mind. Do you know that if I should con- 
line you to your bed fora month without 
allowing you to use your legs in walking 
or standing that at the end of the month 
you would not be able to stand, much 
less walk ? This is a surprising fact. A 
friend of mine, in fairly good bodily 
health, was thus confined to the bed for 
only three weeks and at the end of that 
time could not stand alone or walk. So 
you see that exercise accomplishes won- 
derful results even in healthy persons. 
It we do not exercise our mind, our 
muscles or our faculties the tendency is 
to weakness, and finally to to the disap- 
pearance of theee organs, or sinews or 
faculties. If we do not exercise our 
mental faculties we cannot expect to have 
bright minds or good judgment. For- 
tunate is the man or woman who is 
placed in a position where he or she 
must exercise the faculties, where the 
faculties are under continual strain: 
People often grow old rapidly owing to 
the fact that they give up exercise and 
yield to the feeling of laziness, thus grad- 
ually lose (heir ability to walk, to play- 
games or to exercise themselves as they 
should to keep the body strong. Old 
people also often give up their business 
so that they have no mental exercise, 
thus their mental faculties fail. Keep at 
work, keep exercising the body and you 
will keep young and strong. 

Happiness is everywhere and its spring 
in our own heart. IJuskin. 


Club Rates. 

The regular price of "Our College 
Times" is fifty cents, but in clubs of five 
subscribers the rate is $2.00, or for twelve 
subscribers, $5.00. This offer gives our 
readers the opportunity of getting the 
paper free by sending us four new sub- 
scribers during the year. Please do all 
you can for us. Your efforts will be 
greatly appreciated. 

Miss Elizabeth Kline will teach Type- 
writing at the College next year. 

Miss Susan Miller, '07 will be employed 
at the Shoe Factory in Miss Kline's stead. 

Gratitude.— Should 1 fail to be thank- 
ful or should I forget favors that have 
been bestowed upon me by my friends 
and acquaintances I would not be a lit 

associate for myself nor could I rank 
myself as high as the dumb animals 
that surround me, for even the dog, the 
cat, the horse, cow and chickens appreci- 
ate kind treatment and favors. These 
dumb animals know when they are 
treated well; they know who their friends 
are and they express their appreciation in 
various ways. 

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I. N. H. Beahm, President, 

Lecturer on Bible 

D. C. Reber, A. B., Pd. D., Acting President, . 

Higher Mathematics, Pedagogy, German. 

H. K. Ober, 

ScieDce, Mathematics, Commercial Law. 

Elizabeth Myer, M. E., 

Elocution, Grammar, Rhetoric. 

B. F. Wampler, 

Director of Music, Physical Culture, Vocal Cu 

Flora Good Wampler, 

Instrumental Music. 

Edward C. Bixler, A. M., 

Latin and Greek. 

J. G. Myer, Pd. D., 

(Absent on Leave.) 

Jacob Z. Herr, B. E., - 

Principal Commcrriul Department: Drawing. 

Earl E. Eshelman, B. S. L. , 

Biblical Languages, History, Exegesis. 


History, Literature, Shorthand. 

George H. Light, Pd. B., 

Tutor Mathematics and Geography. 

Ralph \V. Schlosser, Pd. B., 

Tutor Orthography and Arithmetic. 

Leah M. Sheaffer, B. F., 

Assistant in Instrumental Music. 

W. E. Glasmire, 

Assistant in Vocal Music. 

Elizabeth Kline, 

Tutor Typewriting. 

Elder S. H. Hertzler, 

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Oar College doors opened September 
3rd. Croups of old ami new students 
poured in tor enrollment. The new ones 
took seats in the oflice and reception 
room, ami anxiously awaited their as- 
signment to a room which they should, 
for the next thirteeu or more weeks call 
their own. Greetings like these, — "How 
do you do?"— -'I'm so glad to see you!" 
were exchanged. Trunks were carried 
upstairs by the hoys, and unpacked by 
the owners; the furniture was arranged; 
pictures were hung; and by this time 
things look ueat and cosy, and we feel 
at home. 

We hope our readers will like our new 
dress. Although the old proverb, "Fine 
feathers do not always make line birds," 
is true, yet a clean, neat, and pleasing 
outward appearance is often indicative of 
good things n ithin. 

Among the many charitable bequests 
made by the late Annie E. Evans of Lan- 
caster, is one of two-hundred dollars to 
Kli/.abethtown College. We hope many 
will follow the example she has set. See 
obituary on another page of this issue. 

Miss Haas in a letter to us expresses 
her sympathy on the death of our aunt 
(Annie E. Evans) in these words: — 
"How pleasant to recall her sweet lift-. 
and how much nearer heaven seems 
when some ot our family are there. God 
in his great love has built for us a city, 
and what we call death is but a happy 
exchange, for those who have lived the 
Christ life. It is simply passing 
•( hit of the chill and the shadow, 
Into the thrill and the shine; 
Out of the death and the famine. 
Into the fullness Divine." 


cungi :ll- 

Mi. Itose is our Librarian this year. 
Daily he may he seen wending his way 
with stately mien toward the Library, 
where he cheerfully deals out knowledge 

in the loi'iu of hooks, magazines, etc. 

tioui friends smct 

-Culture is know- 



Another piano was purchased tins 
week and will be installed in the near 

The canna beds are much admired. 
There is some talk about tulip bulbs to 
be set in a bed for spring growth. 

Prof, and Mrs. Karl K. Eshelman oc- 
cupy the room which was the home of 
Mr. and .Mrs. ,1. F. Uraybill during the 
past year. 

warm weather and changeable skies. 
The enrollment is large and more are ex- 
pected later in the se.son. 

The new carpet in the Reception Room 
and the papering on the walls of this 
room and the Office make their appear- 
ance ijuite cheerful and home like. 

Prof. Ober goes at things in a whole- 
sale way once in a while, lie has pur- 
chased coal by the Ion w hieh have been 
hauled into a large binjusl a short dis- 
tance from Memorial Hall. 

Other recent visitors at the College 
were: Mrs. K. T. Grattan, Philadelphia; 
David and Susan Landis, Bainbridge; A. 
Hoffman Gish, Millersville; John II. 
I iingnch, Annville; I. I.J iroffj Lancaster: 
Win. I'. Harlev, Koversfoid; Knnna 
l'.rinser. 1. E. Oberholtzer and Mrs. S. I'.. 
kiefei. Elizabethtown; Margie Robrer, 
Kinzer. Pa.; II. G. Good, Goshen, Pa. 

Provision has been made for a laundry 
department at the College and all the 
students can have their washing done in 

I he building instead of having it done in 
town, as was the custom in former years. 
Mrs. Susan Trimmer, of MechahicSburg, 
Cumberland County, has charge of tins 

WOrk. She is assisted by Mrs. Clara l». 
Suavely Of the same place. We believe 
it is the purpose of all these workers to 

faithfully perform the duties that de- 
volve upon them m their several d.- 

Two rooms on the second floor have 
been papered and several others are 

prospecting the job. 

Bro. Kurt/. Miller, wife and children 
visited friends at the College, Sept. A. 
His address to the students after devo- 
tional exercises in the chapel was full of 
advice, and delivered in the earnest man- 
ner which is characteristic to Bro. Miller. 

We note, too. with pleasure, the visit 
of Bro. Hiram Forney and wife, who on 
their way from Brooklyn, where they 
had substituted in pastoral work for 
Bio. and Sister Vliller, stopped here on 
Tuesday, ami spent tne night with ns. 
Bro. Forney also addressed the students 
in the Chapel next morning. 

On September 11, Sister Elizabeth Mc- 
Cann, of l.ititz, who just returned this 
slimmer from her work as missionary in 
India, called at the College. She attend- 
ed the prayer meeting and gave a short 

talk on the subject of "God First in Our 

The culinary department for this year 

is under the direction of Mrs. Augusta 
C Keber, who has taken Mrs.. I. F. Gray- 
bill's place as matron. She is assisted 
lor the present by Mary K. Brandt 
(Mollie) but alter Miss Brandt's de- 
parture for California, Miss S.Ulie Geib 
is expected to return and till the posi- 
tion of assistant cook. 

Our matron Mis. Keber is an except- 
ionally busy woman. Inning the sum- 
mer months she planted on the College 
Campus. 2500 cabbage plants, 8000 9weel 
potato plants. 100 tomato plain-, to- 
gether with a lot of heets and celery. 
What a crop of vegetables tor our boys 
and girls to feasi upon! 

A bright-eyed little boy mad* its ap 

peaiance in the home of Mr. Chas, \. 

Bower on Friday, Sept >>■ Hi- nam,- i- 
II. 'iii) Beitman Bower, named for Its 
Brand-father. I .hah M. Siikapi i r. 



Death of Miss Annie E. Evans, 

Irniti ihe Lancaster New Kra, July llith. 

The many friends and relatives of M iss 
Annie K. ICvans, daughter of John and 
and l-Jiza Evans, deceased, will learn 
with dec 1 1 regret of her death, which oc- 
curred on Friday at 10:30 a. ra., at the 
home of her sister, Mrs. Amanda Myer, 
at Bareville. Hie went to Bareville Fot r 
weeks ago to visit her sister, and whi e 
there became very ill, and tools her bed 
Thursday, .Inly I. She was afflicted for 
a number of years with valvular hearl 
trouble and this was the immediate 
cause of her death. The deceased was 
an em nest, zealous Christian, having 
I een for many years a member of the 
German Baptist Brethren Church. She 
was kind and genial in disposition, sym- 
pathetic and charitable to the needy and 
suffering, and very industrious e\en to 
the last. When her feeble cOBdition 
would have justified her in laying all 
work aside, still she persisted in doing 
service and*little acts of kindness for her 
friends. Her age was sixty-tour years, 
eight months and two days. Two sisters 
survive; Mrs. J. K. Stoner, of No. 543 
North Uuke street. Lancaster, where for 
many years she had her home, and Mrs. 
Amanda" Myer, of Bareville, where she 
died; as does one brother, John Evans, 
of Lititz. 

cess, and her words of encouragement to 
College workers cannot soon be forgot- 
ten by them. 

School was not in ssssionat the ti of 

the death of these two great Colleg I en- 
.factors, B. G. Groffand Sarah He'wey 
hence the reason for bo resolul ons of 
condolence being passed by friends at 
the College. We, however, takethisop- 
portunity of expressing, through the 
"College Times," our heartfelt sympa- 
thy to all who mourn thair departure. 

Harry S. Hoffman. 

We note, too, with sadness, the death 
of Harry S. Hoffman, father of Miss 
Opal Hoffman (0o). He passed away 
very suddenly July 26th. 

We extend to this bereaved family our 
deep sympathy, and commend them to 
God who can heal all our sorrows. 

Trip to California. 

Trustee S. 1*. Kngle and family, l'.ro. 
Joseph Heisey and son Willis, Ananias 
Bashoreand Harry Lehman, all of Eliza- 
bethtown, and Miss Mary (Mollie) 
Brandt of Lancaster, will leave this fall 
for a winter's stay at Los Angeles, Cali- 
fornia. These people will he great y 
missed, for they have been great friends 
to the college. 

Our College Times wishes them a safe 
journey and all other blessings necessary 
to make their trip a pleasant and proli- 

Sarar Heisey. 
Sister Sarah Heisey, wife of Bro. Job. 
II. Heisey, who was known by the Col- 
lege girls as "Grandma Heisey," was 
called to her home beyond, June 27th, 
just six days after the death of Bro. I''. 
G. (iroff Sister Heisey was a great sull- 
ererand we trust she is sweetly resting 
since relieved from all the trials, afflic- 
tions, ami turmoils of this earthly life. 

1 1 er donations of eatables, flowers, etc.. 

Be joyful. Joy is a prayer 

ol thanks In our Creator, 
without cause is to relnki 
made us ami surrounded i 
of comfort and beautv. 

an offering 

To l»' sad 
Hod who 

Longfellow i eautifullv sa; 

■The grave is hut a covered 1 
.eading from light to light. 

through a 



The Development and Influence 
of Greek Literature. 

By E. C Hlvlrr. 

Literature is the recorded expressions 
of experience and fancy. It is occupied 
chiefly with the great elementary feel- 
ings and passions which are a necessary 
part of human nature; such feelings as 
worship, love, hate, fear, ambition, re- 
morse and jealousy, which are common 
to man and by means of which, men, 
although far separated, may sympathize 
with each other. Accordingly literature 
is not merely personal but it is national; 
it is the production of a nation and right- 
ly its pride. Thecharacterof a nation as 
written down in books or throbbing in 
its dramas, songs and ballads, we call 
its literature. 

Through Greek literature we obtain 
nearly all the facts we possess in regard 
to ancient Greece. Here we find litera- 
ture in a state of development, commen- 
cing in the feeble expressions of an un- 
cultivated people and ending in the 
great masterpieces which characterize 
Greek literature and furnish a standard 
for the literature of all ages. 

Greek literature is divided, like that of 
all nations, into prose and poetry, and 
poetry, farther, into epic, lyric and drama- 
tic; but, unlike the literature of other na- 
tions, these divisions represent stages in 
the development of a literature, in an 
effort to bring it nearer perfection and at 
the same time give a true representation 
of Greek life, customs and inclinations. 

The first stage is characterized by epic 
poetry which deals mostly witli the leg- 
ends concerning heroes. The mind (if 

c recce fon nil no subject of contempla- 
tion so attractive as the warlike past of 

the race or si. useful as that love which 
experience and tradition bad bequeathed. 

The great masterpieces of the Greek epic 
:irc the riliari iiml the Odvssev, which 

must have been produced after ages of 
cultivation by the Greeks, as in them, 
there is not a struggle of thought and 
expression, a tendency to ignoble or 
grotesque modesof speech, an incapacity 
for the equitable maintenance of a high 
level, which characterizes the first efforts 
in poetry, but they have a perfectly ar- 
tistic and elastic medium of utterance 
which the poet uses with an easy and 
unfailing mastery. 

Then when the Greek mind developed 
and no longer was satisfied to narrate the 
deeds of heroes but sought to indulge 
more in the pleasures of the imagination; 
when a change of political life had fur- 
nished new themes; lyric poetry was 
created. The last stage in the develop- 
ment of lyric poetry may be regarded as 
the final form in the effort of self-ex- 
pression. In it the emotions of the poet 
entered with their full force. Lyric 
poetry was intended to be recited in ac- 
companiment with the lyre which was 
given to them by the god Apollo. 

Next we have the drama which, just 
as the lyric had clothed the old epic leg- 
ends in new forms, partook of some of 
the characteristics of both epic and lyric. 
It arose outof the worship of Dionvsius, 
and by continued changes in its forma- 
tion, itserved as a means to characterize 
the actions of certain men who were 
obnoxious to the state or opposed to the 
established religion. 

Each of thesestages of growth, in its own 
time and its own way, represent an order 
of beliefs and feelings, to which the poet, 
indeed, gavea clearer and more beautiful 
embodiment, than was already per- 
vading tin- Hellenic world of his age. 
1 he Greek port was true to life; he saw 

his object clearly and expressed it in 
fitting words. Indeed much of the 

beauty ol Greek poetry is due to its 

language, :i language which was de- 
veloped by th<> keen dreek intellect, in 
SUCh a way that it would express the 
most delicate shades of meanings. 
In every province of intellectual activity 


ami especially in poetry, the Greek de- 
manded a living sympathy of mind with 

mind; the poetry must he exempt from 
false sentiments. The poet must treat 
his subject in a life-like way as the poems 
were to be recited ami the Greek audi- 
ence would condemn any poem which, 
although it set forth the thought in beau- 
tiful phrases, was not true to nature. 

Then the Greeks situated in the Pel- 
oponnessns and the surrounding islands, 
where nature has lavishly bestowed all 
her beauties, where the very air breathes 
with an inspiration to write and with a 
climate that is ideal for intellectual 
growth and for indulging the pleasures 
of the imagination, is it any woi.der that 
they have produced a literature that has 
not only pleased the Greeks but has 
also been an inspiration to all ages and 

Greek poetry had reached its final 
stage in development before a prose lit- 
erature was created. It is the universal 
law of literary progress that the Hirst 
efforts of a nation, tefore its languege 
has been fully developed, is poetry; as 
in this the rythm is an aid to the mem- 
ory. None the less is this true of Greece 
which not only cultivated a literature 
but also created the various forms of 
literature which have served as models 
for all nations. 

(To be continued in next issue) 

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The Facnlty During Vacation. 

President Beahm gave much of his 
time during the summer to lecturing and 
preaching, lie made a tour through the 
South, stopping to preach and lecture at 
Kidgelv, Md., and at Roanoke and in 
Augusta Co.. Va. He also lectured at a 
Presbyterian S. 8. Normal held at Mon- 
treat, N. ('.. ami in Baltimore and 

Some of his vacation moments were 
spent on committee work; such as, arrang- 
ing program for Ministerial .Meeting to be 
held in the Elizabethtown church, Octo- 
ber 30 and 31. 

Prof. Heahm's work is largely in the 
field soliciting for endowment fund of 
the ( ollege. 

Dr. Reber.our acting president, taught 
two days in a week the following 
branches: Geology, Rhetoric. Geometry, 
General History and Kng. Literature to 
a number of students who are now teach- 
ing and who aim to enter College in the 
spring and graduate. He spent spare 
moments in mailing catalogues and re- 
port-, and wrote letters to students and 
members of faculty. He visited friends 
in Maryland, and in Montgomery and 
Berks counties. He preached at Ridgely, 
l.ansdale. Refton, Petersburg, Rohrers- 
burg, l.ititz, Ephrata, Waynesboro, and 
Bareville, while on canvassing trips to 
these different points. 

Prof. Ober made a canvassing tour soon 
after school closed last June, through 
MastersonviHe ami vicinity, Klstonville. 
White Oak, Penryn. Lititz, Rothsville, 
and -Manheim. He spent six weeks at 
the University of Pa. in Phila. studying 
Physics and Chemistry. He returned to 
Elizabethtown on several Saturdays in 
the interests of his family and the College 
gardening, etc He preached at New 
freedom, York Co., Hatfield and Lans- 
dale, Montg. G6., and conducted a series 
of meetings for a week at Karlville in 

Lane, county. 
Miss Myei spent her vacation at the 


vassing about two days in a week for a 
while, writing letters, visiting friends, 
and assisting in some little household 

Prof, and Mrs. Wanipler also spent an 
extremely busy summer. Professor, al- 
though not a carpenter's son, won for 
himself the name carpenter, while wield- 
ing the saw and hammer in making gates 
at Father Wampler's home, and in help- 
ing to build four rooms and a porch to 
Father Good's home. He also engaged 
in fishing, hunting, haymaking and har- 
vesting. The last three weeks of vaca- 
tion he spent in soliciting for the College. 
A busy man always appreciates a busy 
wife, and .Mrs. Wampler proved herself 
such by cooking for her hungry friends, 
visiting, sewing, and writing in the inter- 
ests of the College. 

Prof. Bixler spent most of his vacation 
on the farm near West Minster, Md. He 
enjoyed farm work very much, and real- 
ized the physical benefit derived from it. 
Ask him to tell you about the Baltimore 
boy who pitched wheat so wrecklessly 
that the Professor could scarcely load 

Prof. Herr, immediately after bis mar- 
riage to Miss Lilian Wolgemuth took up 
his abode at his wife's home in Eliza- 
bethtown. This happy couple spent 
much of their vacation visiting friends in 
Lancaster, Lebanon, Carlisle, Maugens- 
ville and Hagerstown. Professor did 
some incidental solicitingfor students as 
he traveled through these places. Manx 
horns were employed in planning for, and 
working at his house, which is being Con- 
structed on South Market street. Imag- 
ine the perspiration rolling from his brow 
as he helped to dig the cellar and to lay 
the foundation. What great builders we 
have on our Faculty roll,— builders both 
in a temporal and spiritual Bense. 

Prof. Kshclinan performed during Ins 
vacation the greatest feat of bis life in 
winning for himself a "better-half." lie 
was married July 17, to Miss Anna Keefner 

College Hill in the room occupied last year 
by Mr. and Mrs. Gravbill. Prof. Eshel- 
man has charge of the Bible Classes and 
Mrs. ESshelman takes Miss Haas's place 
in teaching Physical Culture. 

Miss Fogelsanger attended Commence- 
ment Exercises at Shippensburg Normal 
School, visited a week in the country, 
took a live week's course in History and 
Literature at Crsinus College, and dur- 
the last three weeks of her vacation did 
house work and added to her store of 
knowledge by reading during leisure 
moments. During her stav at Ureinue, 
she visited Valley Forge, Woodbury, N. 
J., and the homes of Martha Cassel and 
Klder Jesse Ziegler. 


The small college is being more and 
more recognized and given a permanent 
place in our country. — The Standard. 

Manners are the unconscious express- 
ion of character. — College Ravs. 

If your education means anything it 
means a growth. You should be larger 
than when you began your course. Your 
bodj should be stronger, your mind 
keener, your heart purer, your soul 
broader, your life richer. — College Cam- 

Trials and weaknesses are ours; And 
evils surround us. From youth to a ripe 
old age, what an opportunity for tin 
mastery of these. — Purple and ( [old. 

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At the business meeting held by the 
members of the Alumni Association 
Wednesday, June 1-', the following of- 
ficers were elected: 

President, Ralph W. Schlosser. 

Recording Secretary, Bessie M. Rider. 

Corresponding Sec, E. Blanch Fisher. 

Executive Committee: Walter K. Cish, 
Ruth C. Stayer, James H. Breitigan. 

The committee appointed to have the 
constitution printed will have some re- 
port to give in our next issue, l. g. f. 

Class of 1907. 

.Mr. George H. Light, a graduate in 
the Pedagogical Course, is pursuing 
studies in the College and is teaching a 
few classes in arithmetic and algebra. 

Mr. Ralph W. Schlosser, (Pedagogical 
Course), is back in school taking the re- 
gular College Course, and teaching Or- 

Miss 'Ruth ('. Stayer, (Pedagogical 
Course), is teaching school near her 
home in Woodbury, Pa. She is still a 
student in Pedagogy, however, it being 
"applied " now instead of being theoret- 
ical. We have reason to believe also 
that Miss Stayer will apply it to the 
minds of her pupils and not their bodies. 

Mr. \,. 1). Pose, (College Prepara- 
tory Course) has entered upon the 
first year's work of the regular Col- 
lege Course. He is also Librarian of 
the College. 

Miss Carrie B. Hess, (English Sci- 
entific Course) is at present at home 
with her patents at Rothsville. She 
expects to return to the College and 
continue her studies during the Winter 
and Spring Terms. 

Mr. Isaac Z. llackman, (Banking 
Course), is at present helping his father 
in their store at Mastersonville. Pa. 

Mr. Amos G. Hottenstein, (English 
Scientific Course) has entered upon 
the Pedagogical Course, and is pur- 
suing his work with energy and per- 
severance, which qualities are character- 
istic of the young man. 

Miss Leah M. Schaeffer, (English 
Scientific Course) is taking the Piano 
Course. She assists Mrs. Warn pier in 
teaching instrumental music. 

Mr. Will E. Clasmire, (Music Course) 
is now in Pomona, California. At 
present he is employed in a store. 
He said it was with many regrets 
that he left Klizabethtown College, 
and we have hopes that at some future 
time he will be back again. 

Miss Ada Minerva Little, (Music 
Course) is teaching Instrumental Music 
in her home community near East 
Petersburg, Pa. She had five pu- 
pils by last report and prospects 
for more. 

Mr. Jacob (iraybill, (Bible Course) , is 
now living in Sergeantsville, N. J. He is 
pastor of the Amwelland Sandbrook con- 
gregations, having been appointed by 
the Mission Board of the Eastern District 
of Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Gray bill like their 
new home veiy well, yet they say their 
thoughts are often with their old friends 
at Klizabethtown College. 

Mr. Joseph O. Cashman, (Advanced 
Commercial Course), is bookkeeper and 
stenographer in the hardware store of 
Beck and Benedict. Waynesboro, Pa. 

Mr. I'. B. ICshleman, (Advanced Com- 
mercial Course), has a position as billing 
clerk with the American Iron and Steel 
Co., Lebanon, Pa. 

Miss Stella W. Holier, (Advanced 
Commercial Course), has a position as 
Stenographer with A. Buch'sSons, Eliza- 
bethtow n. Pa. 


Miss B. Mary Rover, (Bible Course), 
has spent the summer at Ocean Grove, 
N. J. She expects to attend school this 
winter, but has not yet decided at what 
place. We would be glad to have Miss 
Rover with us again as hercheenng smile 
and kind word were always appreciated 
on hall and campus. 

Miss Susan E. Miller. (Advanced Com- 
mercial Course), is stenographer at the 
Kreider Shoe Factory, Klizabethtown, 

Mr. H. Bruce Rothrock, (Advanced 
Commercial Course) , has a position on a 
sugar beet farm near St. John, Glenn 
Co., Cal. ,.. n. v. 


Address Delivered By President Ileahm Bef.,re 
Family and Students During Open- 
ing Week. September 3, 

Use your imaginations a little, please. 
We have here before us a verv choice 
piece of steak. It may be a round, or a 
sirloin, or a tenderloin steak. We will 
sever it in twain, drawing the knife 
through the centre and then we run the 
other way, anil we have it cut into four 
pieces. Continue that process of cutting 
until you have it cut into sixty-four 
pieces. Spice it or not, just as you wish; 
put in two eggs, three onions to give it a 
flavor, and so on at pleasure and without 
limit. .Mix it up. give it the proper 
cooking, and you have a mess of Salma- 
gundi. In some colleges it would be 
hash, but we have not reached that age 
in our school history that we can have 
hash as often as thev did where I went 
to school. We had it tor breakfast, and 
for dinner, ami for supper. Hash was 
the dominating dish, but we have not 
reached that stage of college existence 
when we can boast of such an elegant 
dish as "College Hash." 

It may be interesting to know that 
there is just a little literan meaning con 

nected with this term, — with even such 
polite men of letters as Washington 
Irving and his brother Wm. Irving, and 
Jas. K. Paulding, who once upon a time 
in New York edited and published a fort- 
nightly periodical which they were 
pleased to designate as Salmagundi. In 
this they portrayed the habits and cus- 
toms of their day more creditably than 
Addison and .Johnson in the Tattler and 
Spectator. 1 simply mention this so as 
to give myself plenty of latitude. We 
generallv like to travel East and West, 
but in having latitude, we may go North 
and South, even from pole to pole. It is 
very unfortunate when a man finds him- 
self so hemmed in. My son is pretty 
well hemmed in. He is bounded on the 
east by two sisters; on the west by two 
sisters; on the north by his father, and 
on the south by his mother. I am not so 
hemmed in, but have great scope over 
Which to roam. 

We are here for business. I look upon 
college life as a business; and it is an up- 
to-date idea to recall school as a busi- 
ness. You have a position now, ami if 
you till this position well you have a 
glorious stepping-stone to another po- 
sition; and you should be just as faith- 
ful in ailing this position as students 
and teachers, as though your next call- 
ing would he the Presidential chair or 
.Mistress of the White House. 

School is not simply a preparation, but 

it is life itself. It is life, pure and 
simple; and every time we fail in pel* 
forming a smgle duty, we have lost in 
the great race of life. 

In school you may be led. or y na\ 

lie driven. In Palestine they lead the 
si p. hut drive the goats, it is neces- 
sary to have someone to drive the goats; 
hut if you have the care of sheep, it is 
simply enough to give them the call. 

You can soon tell which you are your- 
self, Examine yourself closely and ask 
yourself, "Am I a billy-goat or :i 

easily led and easilv controlled, or am 1 
some other type of animal.'" 


School is life itself; it is earnest; it is 
real. An architect in the city of Wash- 
ington some years ago was called upon 
to build a house. He put in some poor 
timber — knotty planks anil hoards, in 
fact he did not do a lirst-class job; and 
after lie had the house finished, tin' 
owner said, ''Now my friend, I will make 
\mi a present Of this house." You see 
at once that he had cheated himself. In 
your building you are really building for 
yourself; and every minute you waste, 
and every thing you do that is wrong, is 
reallv cheating yourself; and no man will 
cheat himself unless he is partially in- 
sane; that is, in the language of the 
Bible, "beside himself." 

In some schools boys think it is manly 
to swear, and to use profane language. 
Be careful. Do not use language that 
you would not use in the presence of 
your mother. If you hear anyone swear- 
ing, call his attention to it. Profane 
swearing is abominable, and by and by 
in the lifetime of some now present, I 
hope, and even believe, that when the 
President of the 1'niled States is in- 
augurated, he will be inaugurated with- 
out the oath. Judicial swearing is be- 
coming obsolete. Then again some 
people have an idea that if they buy a 
plug of tobacco and then give it a kind 
nfiorceful exit from their mouths, that 
that looks manly. If they can only have 
a cigarette and draw therefrom, or if 
they are able even to buy a live or ten 
cent cigar and hold it up at an angle of 
45 degrees while they puff, they think 
that is manly, that is a farce. A hint to 
the wise is sullicient. I am glad that our 
College stands square against these 
things. If such persons would come 
here, they would be afraid in use tobacco, 
public opinion is so much against it that 
they would be ostracized. 

Regularity.— If I were starting to go 
(.. College now, 1 would have my time to 
go to bed, — ten o'clock. The night was 
made lo sleep; the dav for work. I >o 

not be in too big a hurry to throw your 
Saturdays away. "Six days shalt thou 
labor and do all thy work.*' You have 
your special worldly affairs thai belong to 
this life; look after them and then on the 
Sabbath Day do what you think would 
be pleasing to God. Have your program 
tixed. I feel just as certain as I am here 
that when God started this world he had 
a program. When the fulness of time 
came, Jesus was born. 
• If God works everything according to 
a program, why not students of Kli/.a- 
bethtown College? Have a time to go to 
bed, a time to get up. Do not eat all the 
time, that is not right. Take care of 
your stomachs, as the stomach is a very 
important organ. 

If you find yourself ha\ ing a.headache, 
and appetite losing a little, let upa little. 
There is something wrong if your studies 
begin to worry you; call a halt at once. 
Better do that than wait fifty years to 
learn these things. I can give them to 
you in one hour's time. 

I suppose till we get through we will 
have a pretty big dish of Salmagundi 
this morning. I want to hang on about 
four l"s here at the end, but no pudding. 
We ought to have in our school life, 

Peace. — "Follow peace and holiness, 
without which no man shall see the Lord;" 
"Live peaceably with all men as much 
as lieih in you." Be at peace with your 
surroundings. Don't grumble with your 
fellow students about the teachers; but 
go and grumble right to the teachers' 
faces so that it will do vou good, and do 
the teachers good. Live at peace, be in 
harmony with your surroundings, and 
of course above all, be at peace with 
God. No man can succeed in life to 
that extent possible to him unless he is 
at peace with God. For that purpose 
Jesus came into the world. We ought 
to be in tune with God. Try to be in 
harmony and in tune, young people. 
Be in sympathy ami in tune with vmir 


Pukpose. — A man will be just what he 
intends to be. If he does not intend to 
be anything, he will not be anything. 
Some of us may be like the man who 
was whittling a piece of wood, and when 
asked what he was going to make, he 
said, "1 don't know yet." Have a pur- 
pose or the first thing you know, you 
will make nothing, perhaps only a pica- 
yune. You must have before you a high 
ideal, a lofty purpose, or you will never 
amount to anything. 

Prosperity. — You want to prosper and 
should prosper. "What is prosperity?" 
someone asks. There is just the diffi- 
culty. Prosperity means something dif- 
ferent for every man. If you have a 
mortgage, prosperity is getting it paid 
on"; if you have the mortgage paid off, 
it is getting a new cabinet organ, then be 
able to trade the cabinet organ in for a 
new grand piano, and so on without 
limit. So you see that prosperity means 
one thing to you to-day, and another 
thing to-morrow; one thing to a student 
in Latin, another to one in Algebra; one 
thing to a Senior, one thing to a Fresh- 
man, and so on. Do your part well. 
Prosperity means always getting a little 

•'Not enjoyment and nut sorrow, 

Is our destined end or way. 

Hut to act that each tomorrow 

Kinds us farther than today." 

It is getting a little farther each day, ami 
if you are not farther, vou have gone 
back. If we do not do this, we mav be 
going on down and down ami may tind 
our ideals in the lower regions. 

Power. — What you do, gives you pow- 
er. When 1 perforin a certain act with 
my hand, then a certain amount of pow- 
er is gained. So with the foot, the brain, 
the mind. You see by every effort l put 
forth therefore, 1 increase my power to 
do. U is not sun ply the facts you gather 
while here, but the power you gain in 

doing H hat you do. that dues you good. 
Vou may lose the facto, hut tin- power 

remains. Go right through Ihe difficul- 

ties and get these things. Unless you 
have this kind of power you will not suc- 
ceed. Save your power and use it in the 
right direction. Move right on. 

Peace, Pirpose, Prosperity, Power — 
these four P's hitched on to the dish 
salmagundi will make a splendid four- 
horse team, and if properly used will 
bring success. Go on to success and 
God will bless you in the effort. 

[Reported in part by Miss Kline and Mr. NefT.| 

Our Work Recognized. 
Prof. J. G. Meyer, graduate in the 
Pedagogical Course, class of 1905, has 
entered the Freshman class at Franklin 
and Marshall College with advanced 
standing in tierman, Mathematics, and 
English. Had he had a little more Latin 
he could have entered the Sophomore 
class. This means not only that the 
graduates in Pedagogy are fully qualified 
to teach, but that they are also prepared 
to enter upon the A. B. course in colleges 
of recognized standing, if they desire. 

School News. 
A Sunday School Normal Class is about 

to be re-organized at the College for the 
henelit of S. S. teachers. Our friends 
from the vicinity are invited to join the 
elass. All inquiries concerning the work 
should he sent to Prof. I'.ixler, teacher 
of the class. 

Do you want to tit yourself for teach- 
ing? Write to us for a catalogue. 

A postal card from Prof. Ueahm to the 
Editor-in-chief, dated Sept Hi. locates 

him at I iirard. Illinois. 

The applications for rooms on the 
second lloor are many. Those expecting 

to come to College for the Winter Term 

should send then applications to Dr. P. 

C, Iteber a- early as possible. There are 

still a few vacant rooms on the third 



•'Ventures Among the Arabs." 

In the last months there has come to 
the Library a book of great interest. 
Through the solicitation of Prof. Beahm 
while in Jerusalem, Rev. Archibald For- 
mer, late of Kerak, Moab, presented to 
the College his late production, "Ven- 
tures Among the Arabs." In this book 
the author gives the story of his thirteen 
years experience as pioneer missionary 
to the Arabs. In these years he has 
penetrated to the heart of Arabia, going 
where no white man had before set toot, 
lie was indeed the Livingstone of Arabia. 
The toils, hardships, and dangers that 
were Livingstone's in Africa, were in no 
less degree present in Mr. border's trav- 
els. .Many were the times that his life 
was threatened by desert sands and 
storms. To hear the deadly threats of 
the tierce .Mohammedan fanatic and to see 
the Arab's dagger and rirle ready at any 
time to take his life, were almost daily 
occurences. But through all these 
the l.ord delivered him safely. The 
great faith of the man in Uod aud bis 
promises made him mighty, strong and 
fearless, His life was one continual de- 
liverance from death. Daily he was 
made to realize the truth of the Psalm, 
"The Lord is the strength of my life, of 
whom shall I be afraid." 

In his many dangers the One Hundred 
and Twentieth Psalm became very prec- 
ious to him. He familiarly called it "My 
Psalm." On one occasion in the town of 
Joruf, in the heart of Arabia, he was 
given the choice by the chief of turning 
Mohammedan or being murdered. Ik- 
was the only white man and Christian 
for hundreds of miles around. In this 
attack upon the soul the promise, "He 
shall preserve thy soul," was his comfort 
and strength and his final salvation. 

The account of these many deliver- 
ances h\ the hand of the Lord, Mr. For- 
der tells in a most pleasing and attractive 
wax. His determination when a lad of 
eight years to become a missionary, the 
constantly growing conviction that God 

wanted him in this work, the active 
efforts of the boy and youth for mission-. 
cannot help but be an inspiration to 
every one who reads the pages of this 
instructive book. Its message comes to 
every child of (iod who has an interest 
in souls. The reader's faith in <>od is 
strengthened and his life made more 
earnest and active in the Master's ser- 

Mr. Korder is now laboring in .Jerusa- 
lem anil his earnest efforts should call 
forth the prayers of every saved man 
and woman. E. i-:. eshelman 

■Subscribe for "Our College Times. 

Prof. Beahm moves to the farm near 
the College this tall. 

Prof. Ober moved to his new hon 
College Avenue last week. 

Baby Bower increases t 
of prospective graduates 

Head the special address delivered by 
Prof. Beahm to the Faculty and stude.u- 
on the first Tuesday of this term, found 
on the pages of this issue. It is a splen- 
did discourse. 

Miss Edith Martin, Anna Morning and 
Lillian Kisser, and Messrs. Willis (iibbel 
and S. P.. Kiefer have enrolled for Satur- 
day work in Hhetoric, Physics, i.eom- 
etry, Psychology and Arithmetic. Oth- 
ers are expected later. 

Woman! Who shall fathom her? Who 
shall comprehend her wealth of affection 
as friend, sister, lover, wife and mother. 
Heaven is not bright enough nor hell 
dark enough to give vent to the pu>si- 
bilities of this mvsterious being. 


Opening Program. 

Another school year was ushered in by 
a program rendered in Memorial Hall, 
Monday evening, September 2nd. 

Kev. J. H. Kline opened the exercises 
by Scripture reading and prayer. 

Mrs. B. F. Wampler read an excellent 
essay on "The Place of Music in the Cur- 
riculum." It contained many truths 
showing the power this beautiful art 
exerts on all classes of humanity and its 
never dying impress left on every soul 
it touches. 

"Why Study the Bible in College?" 
was the subject of an interesting and 
profitable discussion by Prof. E. E. Esh- 
elman. He portrayed beautifully the 
significance of this inexhaustible mine of 
truth in our lives, and how the rising 
generation should prepare for the duties 
Of the church, educating the soul as well 
as the intellect. 

Miss Elizabeth Kline delivered a reci- 
tation in her admirable manner, before 
an appreciative audience. 

The theme of a short talk by Prof. 11. 
K. Ober was, "The Small College versus 
the University." The advantages and 
disadvantages of each were set forth in 
Striking contrast. He held that the 
fatherly care ami protection was nigh to 
impossible, at a university, to boys in the 
formative period of their lives. An 
earnest appeal to the boys and girls to 
take the advantages offered during the 

i »lpg school year was his closing 


The prominent feature of the evening 
was the address by Prof. K. M. McKeal, 
of the State Department of Public In- 
struction. His subject was an interest- 
ing one to_all, "A Kecipe for Success." 

After a short reiteration of the thoughts 
of the evening. In- Said in part: "Vhal 

»e mean by success depends jrith what 
standard we" measun it. Success to one 
in. in means failure to another. True 

success is the ac< iplishment of the end 

sought. \\'e must have an aim in vieu 

worthy of our ambition. What this aim 
is, must be determined by individual 
capability. Honesty and integrity are 
the fundamental ingredients of true 
manhood. No one is a decided suc- 
cess unless the world is better for that 
person having lived in it. We must be- 
come centers of perpetual radiation of 
His character with which we are en- 
dowed from Hod." 

"We must want an education or we 
can not climb the heights of fame. He- 
termination is the passnort to success; 
it is the power that will surmount all ob- 
stacles. A man with his will controlled 
is like a ship with a trustworthy pilot" 
His closing remarks dwelt upon the im- 
portance of forming virtuous character 
in early life, and the tirm implanting of 
the seeds of Divine knowledge which 
would eventually bring forth fruits of 

Music was furnished for the entire pro- 
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Club, and the Senior Vocal class. The 
selections were well rendered. 

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What the world needs today is men 
and women of sterling Christian cha raf- 
ter. Parents who are interested in their 
boys and girls, who love the church and 
its doctrines, and who are concerned 
about the welfare of humanity at large, 
are looking for Institutions of Learning 
where the aim of education is not only 
the development of the body and the 
intellect, but also of the soul. 

The advantages for the development 
of character as found in the Small Col- 
lege, far exceed those found in the 
larger Colleges and Universities. 

In the Small College it is possible for 
the teacher and student to know each 
other in a way that is impossible in 
schools where the number of students is 
very great. Mr. Emerson once said to 
his daughter when she was at the 
Agassi/. School. "It is not so much what 
you study, the question is with whom 
you study." 

"Who are your best friends, your in- 
timate associates'.'" asked a lather of his 
son away at school. His Mm replied, 
"Father, there is no one that I am as in- 
timate with as 1 am with von." Here is 

the opportunity for the faithful teacher. 
In the Small College, the hand of for- 
mality and cast does not hold the student 
at so great a distance from the heart of 
his teacher; but the teacher who is in- 
terested, will wind his way intothe heart 
of the student, win his confidence, find 
out his thoughts, his expectations, his 
desires and inclinations, and by kindly 
advice, and even bv kneeling with him in 
prayer to God asking for grace to over- 
come some besetting sin, or to help in 
adjusting differences, he can show him- 
self a familiar, trusted, well-wishing 
friend, second only in the student's 
loving thoughts to a father or mother. 
Then after all the disadvantages, hard- 
ships and sacrifices which a true teacher 
must undergo, especially in the pioneer 
period of the Small College, comes the 
sweet consciousness of confidences 
gained, sympathies enjoyed, and bonds 
of dearest friendship formed, which are 
more appreciated by the true teacher 
than all the salary he may receive. 

.The question with the much interested 
parent is not. "Snail our hoys or gills 
come out of college great athletes or 
siiant intellects?" but rattier this,— "Are 
they strong, well equipped Christian 
characters, ready to tight the battles 
they must meet, and to do good service 
for ( 'hrist and His cause'.'" 


With the advent of October, corn could 
be seen on shock in different directions 
from the college windows. The cool 
nights remind us of the fact that .lack 
Frost will soon make his appearance. 
The trees are changing their robes of 
green to those of yellow, red and brown. 
Nature is constantly shifting her sheen 
of varied colors before our eyes; and al- 
though October may he regarded as the 
jewel month of the year, it has passed 
into oblivion and given place to bleek 
November. However, we do no: wholly 
a(_'iee with our nature poet in calling the 
days of autumn melancholy days, but 
we rather think that Autumn has special 
beauties and inspirations of her own. 
Nevertheless, we have great admiration 
for his poem entitled "The Heath of the 
Flowers," which we publish in the Lit- 
erary Department ot this issue. 

improve the race. Let us look to our- 
selves, discover our powers, and then de- 
velop them by systematic exercise. 
Every young man and woman should 
prepare for active service in life. You 
are growing, and soon you will be put on 
the market. Get virtue, get wisrTbm, get 
character, and you will bring a good 

October's Bright Blue Weather. 

The following poem, which should 
have appeared in the October is-ue. is se- 
lected because of its simplicity in the de- 
scription of Autumnal beauties and 
pleasures : 

<> suns and skies and clouds of June, 
And flowers of June together, 

Ye cannot rival for one hour 
October's brisht blue weather. 

Illinois, at which place he spent about 
three weeks, he was unexpectedly called 
upon to address the students at the close 
of devotional exercises one morning, and 
of course he showed himself read v for the 
occasion. He began by saving, "It is re- 
markable to rind how people of Illinois are 
interested in.... hogs, ' of the prep- 
osition "in" beins followed by "Kliza- 
bethtown College." our sense of the ludi- 
crous was aroused to have it, after a long 
pause, followed by "hogs." "Some people 
take a great interest in hogs." said be: 
"even more than some do in children." He 
graphically described scenes which he 
had witnessed at a great hot; sale in the 
West, telling us of the tine breeds which 
sold from live hundred to one thousand 
dollars a head. He then spoke of the 
care taken in raising these tine hogs, of 
regularity in feeding, etc., and then con- 
trasted these conditions in the breeding 

of boas to those used in the rearing and 
educating of our young people. Said he. 
"We should not be too much interested 
in raising fruit and tine stock, but more 
in the development of the powers thai 

When loud the bumble-bee makes haste, 

Belated, thriftless vagrant, 
And Golden Rod is dying fast, 

And lanes with grapes are fragrant. 

When Gentians roll their fringes tight 
To save them for the morning, 

And chestnuts fall from satin burrs 
Without a sound of warning. 

When on the ground red apples lie 
In piles like jewels shining, 

Ami redder still on old stone wall- 
Are leaves of wood-bine twining. 

When all the lovely wavside things 

Their white winged seeds are sowinir. 
Vini in the tields still green anil fair. 
Late aftermaths are growing. 

When springs ran Ioh . and on the brook*. 

In idle golden freighting, 
Bright leaves sink noiseless in the hush 

ill wood-, for wmtci waiting. 

When comrades seek sweel conntrj 
By twos and twos together, 

\nd count like misers hour by hour. 
i Ictober's brighl blue weather. 


O guns and skies and flowers of June, 

Count all your boasts together; 

Love loveth best of all the year, 

October's bright blue weather. 

Helen Hunt Jackson 
Every school boy and girl should 
be required to commit and analyze this 
poem. By the study of good literature 
our vocabulary is enlarged, our tastes 
for the beautiful enhanced, and our souls 
made purer and larger. 


The Death of the Flowers. 

I Selcrted. I 

The melancholy days are come, the sad- 
dest of tin- year, 

Of wailing winds, and naked woods, and 
meadows brown and sere. 

Heaped in the hollows of the grove, the 
autumn leaves lie dead; 

They hustle to the eddying gust, and to 
the rabbit's tread: 

The robin and the wren are Mown, and 
from the shrubs the jay. 

And from the wood-top calls the crow 
through all the gloomy day. 

Where are the flowers, the fair young 
flowers, that lately sprangand stood 

In brighter light and softer airs, a beau- 
teous sisterhood? 

Alas! they all are in their graves, the 
gentle race of flowers 

Are lying in their lowly beds, with the 
fair anil good of ours. 

The rain is falling where they lie. but the 
cold November rain 

Calls not from out the gloomy earth the 
lovely ones again. 

The wind-flower and the violet, they per- 
ished long ago, 
\nd the brier-rose and orchis died 

amid the summer glow; 
Bui .m the hills the golden rod, and the 

aster in t lie wood. 

\n,i the yellow sun-flower b\ the brook 
in m ut inn 11 beaut \ stood. 

Till fell the frost from the clear cold 
heaven, as falls the plague on men, 

And the brightness of their smile was 
gone, from up-land, glade, and glen. 

And now, whencomes the calm mild da) . 

as still such days will come. 
To call the squirrel and the bee from out 

their winter home; 
When the sound of dropping nuts is 

heard, though all the trees are still, 
And twinkle in the smoky light the 

waters of the rill. 
The south wind searches for the flowers 

whose fragrance late he bore, 
And sighs to rind them in the wood and 

by the stream no more. 

And then I think of one who in her 

youthful beauty died — 
The fair meek blossom that grew up and 

failed by my side. 
In the cold moist earth we laid her, when 

the forests cast the leaf, 
And we wept that one so lovely should 

have a life so brief: 
Yet not unmeet it was that one. like that 

young friend of ours, 
So gentle and so beautiful, should perish 

with the flowers. 



Influence of Books. 

rncl by Miss Klathryn Moyer Ixfi 

In connection with studies. I have been 
impressed with the value of a good boob 
to a boy, or girl. It has been till 1 1 1 till I > 
said that the love of knowledge comes 
with reading, and that it is almost a guar- 
antee against inferior excitement of vines 
and degrading pleasures. 

Hooks are the friends of man. from the 
child of tender years, to the man with 
wrinkled brow and hoary head. 

The papers and books constituting 
what we knim as literature are in reality 
the teacher's guides, and law-givers of 
the world today. 

We have all noticed what seems to he 


a natural inclination of a child for hooks. 
and how delighted is the child when the 
fond mother reads stories to him and 
ho» he will try to spell the minis him- 
self and ask their meaning. 

As the child grows older, reaching the 
age of ten, or even less, he begins to 
manifest a desire for a certain kind of 
hooks. With the great number of paper 
bound hooks in easy reach and at low 
cost, books written by inferior authors 
with no virtues in them but their glow- 
in,' titles and their glaring pictures, the 
chilil becomes curious and as a result 
many precious moments aie lost in read- 
ing literature which does not deserve 
the name. 

We all know how careful parents are 
in choosing their children's companions, 
yet can any friendship be more impor- 
tant to us than that of hooks which form 
so [arge a part of our entertainment. 
It is truthfully said that books 

hooks unconsciously becomes more root- 
ed in their opinions and his mind more 
in harmony with their views. 

It is impossible for me to read a book, 
as "Uncle Tom's Cabin," and not he in- 
fluenced by the powerful plea for the 
negro. Neither does one fully know 
what his country means to him until lie 
lias read Kdvvard Kverott Male's "A 
Man Without a Country." 
The life ami feelings of a young girl, 

fascinated by some glowing r anceare 

modeled by its pages. If the thought 
he false and foolish; she becomes false 
.mil foolish, hut if it he hue ami lender 

mil inspiring, something of its truth ami 
tenderness ami inspiration grows into 

mi soul and becomes pan of her very 
• elf. The same is true of the boj who 

eads of deeds of manliness; for In- feels 

the Spirit of nobleness L'l'nw wilhill linn 

mil is urged on io deeds of heroic en 
.lea\ or. 

'Ihe choici of one'-, reading i- a fair 
asiire of one's character, for choice is 

left to ourselves. A French author and 
moralist once wrote. "When a book 
raises your spirit ami inspires you with 
nohle and courageous feelings, seek for 
no other rule to judge the work by, for 
itisgood, and made by a good work- 
Much of the present literature almost 
leads one to believe life to he fitful and 
fantastic, instead of something earnest 
and practical. Nor is it exactly safe to 
read lliose hooks that have an inter- 
mingling of the two elements.— good ami 
evil, for of the two. the evil seems to 
make the deeper impression ami the 
good is forgotten. l'.ooks of such a 

nature should he rejected at such an 
age for no man's life is long enough to 
read all that is good and great. 

for the youthful student what can lie 
more useful in this practical life than 
Ihe records of the lives of the great, in 
which all the virtues which we wish to 
attain are recorded'.' for can we not 
profit by their experiences in dissap- 
pointments, and in triumphs'.' 

l'.ooks of history are the voices of past 
deeds and asies. To tie enlightened 0:1 
the past, to judge the future hy the past, 
and to I. -am lessons by the mistakes of 

the past, these are a few of the influences 
of history. 

finally, a word about lictiou. Its 
great merit is to put >.'reat truths in an 
interesting form, and good fiction should 
he read in proper proportion. Among 
good fiction we include the works of 

such men as Dickens. Scott, ami Thack- 
eray, and also our American novelists, 
Hawthorne and Cooper, 'flic cheaper 
class of fiction, as said before, - 

oils and should he avoided. 

( lood hooks are not difficult I- 
lor thej . as a rule, have the n 

culation. Xotabh . tin- i- inn- ,,f the 

most precious, most sublime, and -I 

instructive hook — Ihe I'.ihle which lo- 

gethei w iih Pilgrim's I'rogrew 

the source ol eni ragemenl hi 

i 1 1 on to m a 


F,.i ik'in bad no other boo':s'n his child- 
!ioo 1 ! nt these two, and in his later life 
ascribe I much of his success to the help 
aid training derived from these books. 

When you are sad, take a merry book, 
but be sure that its wit dons not stum or 
hurt the feelings, nor makelight of sacred 

The value of books may be summed up 
in the words of Emerson, — "Books are 
the best of tbmgs, well used; abused, 
amongthe worst." Again Mrs. Browning, 
the Englisb poetess, truthfully says, "No 
youth can be called friendless who has 
God and the companionship of good 

The destiny of a reading people is fore- 
told in the following words: A reading 
people will soon become a thinking 
people, and a thinking people will be- 
come a great people. 

The Development and Influence of 
Greek Lit era 'tire. 

Bv E C. BlXLKR. 

(Continued from October Issue i 
The political conditions of Greece were 
changing; oratory was becoming the 
highest ambition of the Greek youth; 
the Greeks also were beginning to study 
man and his environment and investi- 
gating the phenomena of nature and 
their true causes. This required not the 
artistic beauty of poetrv but the grave, 
dignified movement which characterized 
the Attic prose as a means of express- 

Greece not only produced a literature 
of beauty and purity for herself but for 
all people. The prediction which Thucv- 
dides puts into the mouth of the Athen- 
ian orator has been fulfilled, though not 
in the sense literally com eyed, but in 

respect to literature; "Assuredly we 

shall not be without witnesses," says 
Pericles; ••these are mighty documents 

Of our power, which shall make us the 
wonder of this age and of ages to come." 
Greek literature has lelt Us imprint in 

the literature of other nations. Rome is 
indebted to Greece tor the greater part 
of her material but more important in 
respect to the form and mould of com- 
position. .Not only was the Koman im- 
agination enriched by a study of <ueek 
models but the Roman intellect acquired 
a flexibility anil plastic power which was 
not its original inheritance. Through 
Roman literature, the (J reek influence 
was transmitted to later times in a shape 
which, indeed, obscured much of its 
charm but which was also fitted to ex- 
tend its empire and to win an entrance 
for it in regions which would have been 
less accessible to a purer form of its man- 

But alter the advent of Christianity 
and the supremacy of the chinch, Greek 
literature was destined to lie dormant 
during the dark ages, only again to ..e.uii 
forth in the fifteenth and sixteenth cen- 
turies, in all its beauty and purity, and 
to influence modern life and literature, 
more widely as a pervading and quicken- 
ing spirit than an exam pier of form 
Milton although a Puritan, owes to the 
tireek influence the lofty self-restraint 
ami serenity which pervades his work. 

The deepest and largest influence of 
Greek literature has been on modern 
literature which treats (ireek subjects 
and forms. In tiie intellectual province 
its value is unique; it has furnished 
models ot excellence which can never I e 
superseded: by its spirit, it supplies a 
harmony for the distortion of the modern 
mind, a corrective for the aberrations 
of modern taste; a discipline no less 
than a delight for the imagination. 

It does not alone suffice for religion 
and morals, but then can we say that 
the Greeks had no morality and are al- 
lied in religion to the pagan' nations 
of the east? Certainly not; and al- 
though the\ served mythical gods, vet 
they Strove for purity ami perfection: 
and the literature that lias been handed 
down to us. beams forth with the sim- 
phcitv. love and purity of true life. 

( ilk COLLEGE 

And may such a literature ever con- 
tinue to furnish the men of all aires with 

a standard of excellence ami he an in- 
spiration to them for higher and nobler 
action, that they too may see nature in 
her true beauty and in turn aid their 
fellow-men to see the true ideal of life 
and point out to them the path by 
which it may he reached. May it still 
he a glorious reward to our age to study 
(ireek literature as representing the true 
development of all literatures and to 
hand it down to posterity in all its pur- 
ity and simplicity, as the rightful inheri- 

Work By the Rhetoric Class. 

The members of the class in Rhetoric 

we.e asked to develop in two paragraphs 

two good reasons Win WkSiioi ldTakK 
Rxekcikk. Some followed (lie directions, 
others were not so exact in arranging 
their reasons in paragraphs. The papers 

handed in (with some corrections! are 

the following: 


Thai we should take-exercise is a very 
important question. The term "exercise" 
means the movement of the different 

parts of the hods so 88 to harmoniously 
develop the muscles of the bodj . 

1 do not mean violent exercise that 
may be detrimental to the body. But 
I mean exercise taken in a systematic \\a\ 
which is a henetit not only in develop- 
ment hut also tends to cultivate graceful 
movements. The few simple reasons 
that I have given should prove the 116- 

cessiti of taking regular and systematic 

Kxercise is essenlial to lie- health an 

development of our bodies: It increase 
circulation, develops tin' breathing pou 
era and strengthens the digestive organ! 
Some diseases can he cured by takin 
plenty of out-door exercise, 
Another reason why wi bI Id exerc - 

system, so that we are better able to do 
mental work. Cod has given us these 
minds and we should take the proper 
exercise in order that our minds may be 
capable of performing their functions. 

In that way we will prove the greatest 

blessina to the world. kathryx/.iiu;i kh 

metrical organism, there is ao oio sar- 
ins which inns thus: "To he a good 
man you must be a good animal." The 
demand of modern life is a well devel- 
oped body. I low can the mind do it- 
l.est work when handicapped bya weak. 

sickly organism '.' The Creeks a -1 at 

the harmonious development of the in- 
dividual. Their tto was. "A sound 

mind in a sound bodj ." 

No one can have perfect health with- 
out plenty of exercise, lor those who 
are engaged in menial work, physical 
exercise is a positive necessity. Syste- 
matic i xercise makes the muscles strong, 
the movements gracfffuljand fortifies the 

bodj against disease. --An onm i 

prevention is worth a pound of cure:" 
therefore take plentl of exercise and 

If I were asked "Why do we ., 
ereise'.'" 1 would say. "to live." Surely 

a life spent without regard to proper e\- 
ereise is not living in the fullest sense, 
hut is merely existing. The person « ho 
comes to us with cheeks riglow, eyes 
shining, head erect, and a swinging step! 

one \\ ho slums the results of S) siematie 

exercise, li has been said that weakness 
is ; i crime, and that he who is weak is n 
criminal. Some may not believe this; 
bin 1.. the one who has the opportunity 
to exercise and does not; h is a crime. 

We need exercise for the development 
of mind, bodj an I spirit; foi the form i 
tion of a lo\ inu nat a sw ■ I temp i 

:ui(] r Broiling face. We need it for the 
acquiring of a quick step, bright eye and 
correct carriage. Are you short in stat- 
ure? Exercise is said to increase your 
height. Are you tall? Exercise will 
make you graceful. Do you lack vigor? 
Exercise will supply it. Take exercise, 
and the result will be a body that is the 
willing, obedient, and graceful servant of 


Is it true that exercise weakens the 
body, as some would make US believe? 
Yes; violent or extreme exertion is as 
hurtful to the nervous system as over- 
• studying is to the mind. A body that is 
tired as the result of a normal amount of 
exercise, is not necessarily weakened. all 
it want- is a little rest to show the re- 
sults. Those who think that exercise. 
although healthful, is not absolutely 
necessary, listen. Equalization, or the 
symmetrical development of the whole 
man. mentally and physically; is a mark 
of civilization. 

When the bodv demands it for its 
preservation, exercise cannot he wrong. 
Any sane man will admire a strong phy- 
sique in preference to a puny one. Does 
not even nature teach us that it is a 
glmv to be strong? -However, if by dint 
of philosophical teasoning you should 
overthrow these arguments, refute this 
one if you can. >"And He looked upon 
it and saw that it was good." What did 
the Creator look upon? Among other 
things was man. If the creation of mar, 
was good he being made in the image of 
Ond.hewas perfect. and perfection means 
not only spiritual perfection, hut physical 
perfection. Therefore let us work 
tort aids perfection, — physical, intellec- 
tual, and spiritual. henry l. smith. 

There are many reasons why we need 
exercise. If we wish to have health and 
maintain it. we must exercise the mus- 
cles of um body . Exercise not only de- 
velops and strengthens the muscles but 

it causes a pressure upon our blood ves 

s-U and increase- tin force and rapidm 
of the circulation. Bj the increase ol 
circulation many of the waste matters 
are removed and the body is freed fro n 
poisons which would otherwise cause 

sickness and misery. 

,!f we wish to have a strong mind we 

must have a strong body. This can only 
be had by exercise. It will increase the 
rate of breathing and thus till the blood 
with oxygen. This oxygen will give 
more life, more vigor, to all parts of the 
body, especially to the brain. With this 
rich nourishment it will be capable of 
doing twice the amount it did before the 
bodv was exercised. 

Weddini? Bells. 

On Thinsday. October 17. Miss < ier- 
trude Hertzler an I Mr ('. S. l.ivingood 
were married by Elder S. 11. Hertzler at 
his home in Elizabethtown. The happy 
couple left on the 10:24 a. m tram for 
Cumberland County, where they will 
spend part of their honey-moon visiting 
Miss Hert/.ler's relatives. They received 
many useful as well as beautiful (.resents 
from friends at the College and in Eliza- 
bethtown. "Our College Times" ex- 
tends warm congratulations to Charles 
and Gertrude, and hopes they may have 
a long and happy married life. 

Those who were students here in 1904 
and 1905 will read with interest the tol 
lowing announcement received by Prof. 
and .Mrs. W am pier a short time ago:— 
"Mr. and Mrs. Early announce the mar- 
riage of their daughter Mary S., to P. S. 
Davis, Sunday October the ninth, 1907. 
Wakesville, Virginia. 

"Our College Times" sends to Prof, 
and Mrs. Davis congratulations accom- 
panied by best wishes foi a happ\ mat- 



The Forum comes to us a paper full of 
helpful articles, college notes and all 
that goes to make an interesting college 
journal. We are pleased to quote the 
following: The benefit which each one 
receives from hooks will depend upon 
himself. After the reader has chosen a 
good book he must read with his mind 
clear and concentrated upon the work or 
he will not find anything good in the 
book, no matter how renowned the 
author may be. with which to feed his 
hungry mind. 

A scholarly air clings round a college 
town, and goes abroad with its very 
name. Added to this, the college stu- 
dent is nearly always lined up on the 
right side of a moral question, for while 
human frailty is found in the educated 
man. the disposition to cast his influence 
with wrong seldom is. — \Y. 1. Ilger, in 
Purple and Gold. 

Many people will never undertake 
great enterprise* because they arc doubt- 
fill about the result. They prefer never 
to assume any risks. Inless the success 
of their work is evident from the begin- 
ning they will not lake it up. •Such 
people never rise above the level of the 
commonality. The world needs onlv 
men who can forsee the outcome of -great 
enterprises, but also those who are will- 
ing to assume risks and if necessary use 
all the strength of mind and body in 
bringing about success in their labors.— 
College Rays. i.. i>. n. 

A Full Week. 

The last Week in October will be <|iiilc 

an eventful one; and Elizabetbtown, our 
own beautiful, busy borough, will be the 
center where our church fathers will 
gather to'considei great questions con- 
cerning the furtherance of Christ's 
cause. 'A'special meeting of the eldew 
of the Eastern District of Pa., will be 
held in the church in town. The Mission 
Board will meet at the bom.- r»f KlderS. 

H. Hertzler. The Trustees of the college 
will also hold a meeting sometime during 
the week. 

A Ministerial Meeting for the e.astern 
District of Pennsylvania, will hold three 
sessions on Wednesday, October 30, and 
two on Thursday, the 31. While on 
Tuesday evening preceding, Elder 
Kurtz Miller, of Brooklyn, will preach 
in town on the "Holy Spirit." Perhaps 
the work which will reach the farthest in 
its effects will be that done by the Com- 
mittee on Bi-Centendial Program to be 
executed at Annual Meeting next June. 

Elder D. L. Miller, of Mt. Morris, III.. 
Editor-in-Chief of the Gospel Messenger, 
chairman of the Oeneral Missionary 
Committee of the Brethren Church, and 
chairman of the Bi-( 'entennial Program 
Committee, has called a meeting at Kli/.a- 
bethtown College for Oct. 28th. Other 
members of this committee are Elders S. 
N. McCann, of India; M.G. Brumbaugh, 
of Philadelphia; G. N. Kalkenstein ami 
[. N. 11. Beahm, of town. Through the 
efforts of President I. N. II. Beahm this 
important committee will meet here. 
This program will be executed at lies 
Moines. la., next may or June, and will 
be put into book form. 

Class of 1908. 

The Class of 1908 numbers about 
twenty-tWO. They hive partly organized 
with A. G. Hottenstein as president and 
I. eah Slteaffer as secretary. The class 
r.,11 is as follows:— 

Misses Leah M. Sheaffer, Kathryn 
C. Ziegler, A. Gertrude Newcomer. Lil- 
lian H. Kisser, Daisy If Rider, Edith 
M. Martin. M. (iertrude Hess, Maud B. 
Sprinkle.' Bertha 0*. I ■ochnauer. Mis.i. 
A. li. Hottenstein. Klmer R. Ruhl. Rus- 
sel R. Ilarlman, Christian M Nell. 

Samui I «.. Meyer, Willis W Uibble, 
William Barto, Trestle P. Dick, Martin 
8, Brandt, William Goodman, < haln i ■ 
V.. l-atshaw, Henn P. «mith. m. o. h- 

OUR CUl.LLGl. ll.MI. 

Talks Given in Chapel. 

The following are condensed reports of talks given 
to the students after devotional exercises every Thurs- 
day morning ■ The first was given by Prof. Ober. 

There is DO doubt that every boy and 
girl at Klizabethiown College has some 
idea of what he or she wanta to be in the 
future, or in other words has an ideal. If 
you do not have an ideal you are simply 
floating on the sea of life and carried any 
direction by the current of the stream. 
Here you have a chance to live a normal 
life. But there are many little things to 
be guardetl against. Be on time. Care- 
ful work pays. If you run your fingeis 
over the keys of a typewriter or piano 
carelessly in school you are not liable to 
do it carefully when you have a position. 
Your practising, however performed, is 
what mollis your habits. 

Discipline yourself. School is real life. 
It is the world epitomized. A good 
neighbor in school will be a good ne'gh- 
bor out of school. All tricks arc not fun, 
as you may sometimes think they are. 
Remember the golden rule, boys. Acts 
of kindness make us grow to be kind. 
Whatever we learn to do. or to be. we 
learn by doing. 

Discipline yourselves in class. Respect 
your teachers and be courteous. Be con- 
siderate in the dining hall. Beconsider- 
ate of your neighbors on the hall. Obey 
orders for the sake of right. Utiles are 
only for the purpose of bringing the 
greatest good to the greatest number. 
Fun has its limits. I call it no fun when 
anything is demolished or anyone incon- 
venienced. The only safe rule is, "Do 

Saturday is often regarded by students 
as an oil' day. I call it an important day. 
l'ut in three hours Of solid work in the 

forenoon ami you will have a better ap- 
petite for dinner, fake some recreation 

in t he afternoon. Make use of the tennis 

court, base ball diamond, gymnasium or 
lake a good walk. Do some studying 
and collateral reading in the evening. 
Take a good night's rest and von will be 

ready for the duties of the Lord's day. 

You can't overstep a rule without af- 
fecting some one. You can't do :' mean 
thing without becoming meaner yourself. 
By helping yourself you will help others. 
You are now in the formative period of 
your lives and it is you alone who can 
make a success of life. Press onward 
and strive to reach your ideal. Let no 
opportunity go by. K. w. s. 

The constitutions of the Alumni Asso- 
ciation are being printed, and will be for sale in a few weeks. 

The anniversary of the founding of 
our College will be observed with appro- 
priate exercises on Wednesday evening, 
November 13. .Music, talks by several 
members of the Faculty, and a special 
address by a prominent educator will i.e 
the order of the evening. All are invited 
to these exercises. Come and bring your 
friends with you. 

Our Fall Term ends with Tbanks-giv- 
ing Day — November JS. Winter Term 
opens December 2nd. You should en- 
gage your room for Winter Term unn . 

Club Rates 
The regular subscription price of "< >ur 
College Times" is fifty ceuis. but in clui - 
of live sunscribeis the rale is £2.U0, 01 
for twelve subscribers, $5.00. This ott'ei 
gives our readers the opportunity of gel- 
ting the paper free by sending us four 
new subscribers at 00c each. We expect 
to publish in these columns the names 
of those who have sent us clubs of sub- 
scribers during the year, l'lease do all 
you can for us. Your efforts will be 

.lust think! I). L Miller, s. M. Mc- 
CanuanU.M. C Brumbaugh--all these 
prominent men of the Brethren Church 
to be seen at the College on October 26. 


History of Hallow-een. 
It may be interesting to our readers 

to know how the present customs of cel- 
ebrating Hallow-een originated. The 
original meaning of the word is entirely 
lost in the present observances of the 
day. The word -'Hallow" comes from 
the Anglo-Saxon "halgian" meaning to 
keep holy, the verb "hallo" meaning to 
make holy, to- consecrate, to honor as 
sacred, to devote to holy use. In Scot 
land a vigil was kept the eve of the fes- 
tival of All Saints, and this evening was 
popularly called Halloween. A market 
was also held on this evening and called 
by the same name. The festival of All 
Saints was held on November I. Hallow- 
e'en was the evening of October HI. 

Ml Saints' Day was a festival of the 
Rorotfn Catholic Church, introduced be- 
cause of the impossibility of keeping a 

of a charm to discover who should be 
his or her partner in life. The poet 
Burns gives us a goo 1 discription of 
these customs in his well known poem, 
"Hallow-een." l. a. v. 

lav h 



(tli century on the cessation 01 
rsecutioii; of. the Cbristiane, the 
■ after Kaster was appointed bj 
'eU Church for commemorating 
rtyis generally; and in the church 
ie :i sjmilarfestival was introduced 
610. when the old heathen Pan- 

Maty and all the Martyrs. Hut the real 
festival of A II Saints was firstregularlj 
instituted by Gregory IV in 1835 and ap- 
pointed to be celebrated Now I. Tin 
choice of the day was doubtless deter 
mined by the fact that November l.oi 

rather the night preceding it. was one ol 

the four great festivals of the nations ol 
the North, and it was the polic\ of the 
church to supplant heathen by christian 

In England it wafi Ion- 
rack nuts, duck for apple 
irater. and perform other 

Socioty Notes. 
The Keystone Literary Society is flour- 
ishing. There has been a marked in- 
crease in membership. Programs that 
have been rendered were of a high t'j pe. 
An Autumnal program will be given on 
Oct. _'■">. A special feature of this pro- 
gram will be a reading bj Dr. Brinser of 
Elizabeth town. Twenty-five works have 
recently been added to the Societj Li- 
brary. Among these are the works of 

George Eliot, Dickens, Scott and W'bit- 

tier. The present officers are: Pres.. 
Mr. Latshaw: V. Pres., Miss Susan Mil- 
ler; Critic, Miss Fogelsanger; Editor, 
Mr. Rose. !•• ':■ H 

harmless lire 

side revelries. Anciently the most es- 
sential ceremonv seems to have been 
the lighting of a bonfire at night fall bj 
every household. In Scotland the pen 

monies partook more of a superstitious 
character: taking among rustic*, the form 

Elocutionary Recital. 

The Elocutionary Recital given by 
Mrs. Lucie Snell-Marker, of Columbus, 
Ohio, in the College Chapel on Wednes- 
day evening. October Hi. was a rare 
treat. The elocutionist recited in an ad- 
mirable manner a number of good selec- 
tions. Mrs. Marker spent the night with 
Mrs. \\ ampler, who is her cousin. 

This recital was given under tl 
pices of the Library Committee. Ou,r 
thanks are due those who so kindlv con- 
tributed towards the success of the 


Articles for our College Tunes should 
be banded to the Editor-in-Chief before 
the 20th of each month. All members 

of the editorial staff will please haw 

some material ready bj tbe 14th of next 


d for a catalogue if y 

ed in our t 'ollege work 

Why This College Graduate Was 
Not a Success. 

He became saturated with other men's 

He depended too much on books. 

He thought his education was com- 
plete when be left college. 

hie regarded his diploma as an insur- 
ance polic\ against failure. 

His mind was clogged with theories 
and impractical facts 

He mistook a stuffed memon for an 
education, knowledge for power, and 
scholarship for mastership. 

He knew languages and sciences, but 
was ignorant of human nature. 

He knew Latin and Greek, but could 
not make nut a bill of foods or bill of sale. 

lie was well posted in political econ- 
omy, but could not write a decent busi- 
ness letter. 

His four years in the world of books left 
him permanently out of joint with the 
world of practical affairs. 

He. was above beginning si t lie font ol 
the ladder « hen he lefl college 

The stamina of the \ igorotis, indepen- 
dent mind lie had brought from the 
farm was lost in academic refinements. 

lie thought that his tour years' col- 
lege course had placed him immeasur- 
ably above those who had not had that 
il i -i:i'. ■.■ 

He ha. I never assimilate! what he 
learned ami was crippled by mental 

The ..I' discriminating minutely, 
weighing, balancing;, ami considering all 
sides of a subject, destroyed his power 
ol' prompt decision. 

lie thought that the world woul.l be 
ai his reel when he lefi college, and made 
no effort i.. win it- favor. 

II ul. I not digest Ins knowledge. 

lie knew enough, but could not man- 
age ii eflectivel) tould not transmute 
his knowledge into practical power. — (). 
s. Maiden in -nmss Magazine. 

Resolutions of Sympathy. 

Whereas, Our Heavenly Father has 
seen tit to relieve 1' .mi her suffering bj 
death, .Mrs. \\ . A Price, the mother of 
mir heloveil student, Howard I '. Price, 
Be ii 

Resolved, First, that we the Faculty 
and students of Elizabethtown College, 
do hereby tender our sympathies to the 
sorrowing Father ami Son. 

Resolved, second, that although we 
feel only in part their sorrow, we com- 
mend them to their Father in Heaven 
who shares all griefs and sooths all 

Resolved, Third - , that a copy ol' these 
resolutions he sent to the bereaved fam- 
ily, ami that they he published m "Our 
College Times." "Elizabethtown chron- 
icle." "The Herald," "The Herald (of 
VVaVnesboro) " and "The Blue Ridge 


Thanks-giving turkey '.' 

Baby Mower is growing. We are in- 
formed that his name is Harry l'.eelman 
Bower and not Henrv. as reported in the 
October issue. 

than the 20th will scarcely find their way 
into our columns of the current number, 
we And it necessary to report events oc- 
curing in the latter part of September in 
the November issue. 

(in September 25, ground was broken 
tor Mr. Charles Bowers new house which 
is being erected on the south side of t'ol- 
lege Avenue quite close to our campus. 

Trustee s. ii. liraybill and his family 

now occu| x their new lionsi South 

fiigh >treei. It is a maiiuiiicenl struct- 



October has been a month of 
skies and invigorating air am 
nessed ninetv-fou*" students 

on tin' cam | ills by several members of 
last year's Agriculture Class. Tulips 
will be set in it this fall, for early Spring 

Four new rooms have been papered 
on the second floor in Alpha Hall. They 
present a very cosy and homelike ap- 
pearance in their new dresses. 

An outing to the woods is anticipated 
for Saturday, October 19. The 'commit- 
tee on socials is busy perfecting arrange- 
ments so that the day may prove a sin - 
cess. Chestnut hunting is the tiling that 
shall afford pleasure and recreation. 

A recent letter from Miss Annie llo'- 
linger states that she has seven pupils 
now enrolled and one prospective Stu- 
dent. She says she has as many classes 
as twenty-five pupils would require with 
only one or two in each class. 

A series of Chapel talks has been ar- 
ranged for, the nrst of which was given 
by l'rofessor Eshelnian on the subject of 
"The importance of the study of Mis- 
sions to the College Student." Other 
talks have been given by Prof. Ober on 
"Our Ideals." by Miss Myer on '•Socia- 
bility.' and by Mrs. and Prof. Wampler 
on "Social Purity." 

The corps of kitchen workers is con- 
stantly being increased. The services of 
Miss Katie Merkey, of Berks County, 
have lately been secured. These women 
are rendering efficient service. 

trip to Illinois with the same eneig\ 
characteristic ol him. Ilis cheery pres- 

ence is appreciated by the student body, 

lie and his family have vacated I lit 

rooms they occupied in Memorial Hall 
and have moved to the little farm house 
close by the College. 

Dr. Lawrence Keister, president of 
Lebanon Valley College, was with us in 
our Chaoel exercises on October 4. and 
gave a very fine address. 

Mr. ('has. YV. Shoop '05, gave us a 
few very encouraging words, speaking 
words of praise for his Alma Mater. 

Rev. B. M. I'.reneman. of Silver 
Springs, addressed the student bod > 
some time ago alter the usual ( lhapel ex- 
ercises He said in part that he who is 
truly e lucated is skilled in the use of his 
mother tongue, possesses trentle and re- 
lined manners, has developed the power 
of keen observation and with it the 
power of reflection. "'Above all." he said. 
"the mark of a real true education is the 
ability to do." 

These gentlemen together with a num- 
ber of others visited at the College while 
attending the conference held in the 
1'nited Brethren church in Elizabeth- 
town. We enjoyed their visits and the 
helpful hints they gave us. L. m. s. 

Do yon know of any persons who are 
are thinking of attending a hiu'her insti- 
tution of learning this fall ? If so, send 
their names and addresses to our acting 
president, Dr. D. C. Reber. Say a ?ood 
word for us whenever you can. 




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Hiiihcr Mathematics, Pedagogy, German 

H. K. i l iei 

Ki IZABI Ml Myer, M. F... 

- I .;.i:u;i 1 .tr Rhetoric. 

]'.. F. W AMPLER. 

Directorof Music, Physi. I Cqlmre, \ .call uliure. 

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Instrumental Musii 

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Tutor Mathematics and Geograph 

Ralph W. Schi.osser, Pd. !!. . 

Tuiwr Orth-.^raplu ..'..' Ariihmcti. 

Leah M. Shi iekrr, B E , 
Mrs. K. E. Eshi.eman, 

Elder S. II. Hkrtzi.i r. 

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Thanksgiving festivities are over. 
Christmas-tide is near ::t band. Not 
many days hence the spirit of Christmas 
joy will pervade millions of homes 
throughout the world. The blessedness 
of Christmas is utterly inexpressible. 
It is the best day in all the year. Tiie 
spirit of the. Christ-child js as strong in 
the hovels of the poor as in the palaces 
of the rich, often 'much stronger. The 
joyful Christmas spirit, is due to the 
Babe of Bethlehem. Without His birth 
no such festival would annually he held. 
Every Christian mother should be 
careful to teach her children the beauti- 
ful story of dod's love in sending a 
Savior into this world— of the swaddling 
clothes, the manger, the shepherds, and 
the heavenly host of angels who sang, 
"Peace on earth. L'ood will to men.'' 
How much more lasting beauty and bene- 
fit in this kind of teaching, than in the 
Santa Claus notions which are so prev- 
alent in the worltf Co-day. 

We extend our heartiest Christmas 
greetings to all our subscribers and other 


We firmly believe that sociability is 
essential to success in life. God meant 
that we should In* sociable, for in I Peter 
3:8, He says. "Be ye courteous." Again 
He savs in Heb. 13:2, "He not forgetful 
to entertain strangers.for thereby ye may 
entertain angels unawares." Let every 
young man and woman remember that 
success as a teacher, as a merchant, as a 
doctor, as a lawyer, or as a pre*acher. de- 
pends on one's sociability. A doctor 
who visits his patient with a smile on 
his face and a word of cheer on his lips, 
will accomplish more good than the one 
who is grum. gruff, and unsociable. 

The small college otters greater oppor- 
tunities for the development of our 
social natures, than do the larger colleges 
ami universities. The disadvantages of 
cast and clan and college fraternities are 
not found in the Small College, but 
students and teachers are considered as 
having the equal rights ot one common 
family. Thus they become more soci- 
able, tenderhearted, and interested in 
one another's welfare. 

All students should be sociable. They 
should not think that the only place lot 
them to frequent is their own room. 
There are times when they should visit 
each other. Right after me.ils when the 


blood is needed in the stomach to digest 
the foo<l eaten, they should gather in 
some room and engage in pleasant con- 
versation and enjov a good hearty laugh 
once in a while. Thus they may become 
familiar with their fellow students; learn 
their inclinations, thoughts, plans, and 
feelings, and if necessary, help the erring 
one to think along right lines and get rid 
of bad habits. Old students who are 
christians, who are sociable, and who are 
kind and considerate to ne-v students, 
are a great help to the school in general. 

All persons should cultivate the quality 
of being sociable. There are men and 
women in the church who have excellent 
views on certain questions, but because 
of a lack of training along the line of 
sociability and public speaking, are too 
bashful to express the thought that 
might help in the decision of great ques- 

Let us speak the kind word, and give 
the hearty hand-shake whenever the 
opportunity is presented. 

Articles^ for "Our College Times" 
should be handed to the Editor-in-Chief 
on or before the 14th of each mont'o. 
All members of the editorial staff will 
please have some material ready by that 

Don't forget the Kible Term. It be- 
gins Jan. tith and continues two weeks. 
Bro. S. X. McCann will be here three 
days to talk on the subject of Missions. 

A postal card with your address on 
the back, sent to Dr. I'. C. iieber will 
bring you our College catalogue. 



The shops are closed, the bells ring out. 

The holly sjleams through every pane; 
Kach house- wife plies a busy task — 

'Tis happy Christmas Day again. 

The little children hear the tale 

Of Jesus in his manger-bed: 
The pretty Christmas hymn is sung. 

The holy Christmas chapter read. 

And, O, what praises should we sing. 

If our home circle be complete; 
Kor many a home is hushed to-dav. 

Because there is an empty seat. 

Yet there is sweetness in the tear 
That falls beneath the holly bough. 

When we can say of those we mourn, 
"They spend a better Christmas non . " 
— From Christmas Selections. 

Misses Anna D. and Mazie Martin vis- 
ited friends at the College after Institute, 
Nov. Loth, Uitb ami 17th. The formei 
teaches in Upper Leucoek Township: the 
Litter, the B., Primary School in Rphrata. 

The Christ Child. 

(Selected the Kditor's Clippings I 

Christmas is especially a day of joy 
fortht children because it is the anniver- 
sary of the birth of the Christ-child who 
■'brought good gifts to men." 

In millions of homes throughout the 
world to-day there are laughing children, 
happy parents and love abounding.. It 
is because the spirit of the Christ-child 
is abroad and is dominating the homes. 
There are many who enjoy the day with- 
out slopping to think of its actual mean- 
ing. Indeed, many absolutely reject the 
divinity of .lesus or do not believe in 
His mission. Others are utterly indif- 
ferent to the subject. That docs not 
alter the fact that the Christmas spirit 
is due to the Babe of Bethlehem, with- 
out whom no such festival would annu- 
ally beheld. Whether one believes ito* 
not. the blessings ol Christ are his so 
far as he is willing to receive them 

The fact that this dav is so joyous 
make- it all the s:i I lei that not everv 


day should have the Christmas spirit. 
There is no good reason why we should 
he kinder to-day than a month from 
now, no reason why we should refrain 
from evd words or thoughts and deeds 
to-day and next week do something ut- 
terly opposed to the teachings of Christ. 
The truth is that the best part of Christ- 
mas comes afterwards, and if we become 
as little children every day will be Christ- 
mas. The struggle for existence is 
hard and many have bitter experiences 
and the mortal tendency to selfishness 
leads to many unpleasant situations. It 
is not easy to remain a child, but it is 
blessed to do so. 

A dreary world this would be but for 
the light and love which children bring. 
Every parent knows this, even if he is 
not a good parent. Every child knows 
this, for love is its great portion. There 
is no sorrow in the world lite that of 
those "whom we have loved and lost 
awhile." The aching void thatiscaused 
by the transfer of our human treasures 
from Karth to Heaven at times seems ut- 
terly beyond any comforting. It is the 
Babe of Bethlehem who comes to till 
that void and give blessedness even if 
there still be sorrow. It is the Christ- 
child, not only in the manger, but the 
same who thirty years later loved little 
children because in spirit he was still a 
child, who loved to gather them in His 
arms and to confound the learned and 
mighty by telling them that the kingdom 
of Heaven was "of such" as played 
about them. 

The great curse of humanity, if such a 
term may be used, is that grown people 
lose so much of the simplicity and 
honesty and lovableness of childhood. 
Every child that is born into the world 
has a heritage of inestimable value lie- 
cause of its sweetness and its certainty 
Of bringing love anil blessedness. It was 
Christ who said that only those who be- 
came as little children should enter the 
Kingdom of Heaven. All of us love 
children, and ttiev are undoubtedly the 

mainspring of the great amount of self- 
sacrifice which ennobles humanity and 
makes life worth living. The person 
who does not love children is an out- 
cast and a monster. Yet the unfoi tuuate 
thing is that we.all of us. lose many good 
qualities of youth and are the worse 

Yet we are all of us better than ne 
seem. The world is growing better all 
the time. We are a long ways from per- 
fection and the thorns in our hearts are 
still too many. There is much that we 
do that is foolish from habit, and most 
of us are timid about letting people 
know how much genuine good there is in 
us. If we were childlike, we should be 
less artificial, moie genuine and so much 
happier. We may talk of philosophy 
and of doing good for its own sake, but 
the truth is that whether we believe it or 
not, whether we know it or not, the 
great source of true happiness in the 
world is the Christ-child whom we so 
universally honor at Cl.r stmas t me If 
all of us could be true to that source one 
year, the world would be revolutionized 
ami misery would be banished. 

Actually, all of us do resolve to be 
better during the coming year and many 
keep the resolution measurably well. 
May we all do so this coming year and, 
as Tiny Tim remarked, "God bless us, 
e\ erv one." 

The Popular and Critical Bible En- 
cyclopedia and Dictionary. 

We are pleased to announce the dona- 
tion by Elder W. C. Teeter of "The Pop- 
ular and Critical Bible Encyclopedia and 
Scriptural Dictionary" (3 vols.) edited i y 
Rt. Rev. Samuel Fallows. Thisisauork 
of practical value to the student, teach- 
er, preacher and christian worker. It is 
critical, concise and interesting. Tu 
the student of the original languages of 
the Bible, this work commends itself. 
Each word is given in the original He- 
brew and (jreek and followed by a trans- 
literation and a translation into K.iviIimi. 


Each hook of the Bible is thoroughly 
discussed in a very pleasing and instruc- 
tive way. For the student pursuing out- 
line studies of the F.ihle. or for one who 
wishes an introductory view of a Bible 
book before making a careful study of it, 
this work is of great value. 

The student of Biblical antiquities will 
find these volumes highly interesting. 
The customs, manners, dress, etc.. of the 
orient, are fully and carefully treated. 
Co understand many of the figures used 
in the Bible, a know ledge of these usages 
is necessary. For tins purpose alone 
these books ate of valuable service. The 
articles on Christian denominations and 
sects are commendable for their accurate- 
ness. Each denomination is discussed 
<<\ a leading author or minister of that 
confession. This insures truthfulness 
and accurateness which are lacking in 
many encyclopedias. 

The appendix in Vol. Ill isof special 
interest and importance. ''The Wonder- 
ful Story of the Man of I ialilee" is given 
in scriptural language by a careful har- 
monizing of the four gospels. The full 
and balf-page illustrations of the life of 
Christ are most beautiful, Thej are re- 
productions of the world's greatest art- 
ists. The chronology, maps, I ewish cal- 
endar, parables and miracles of Jesus, 
names, titles and offices of Chrisl are all 
very helpful in studying and teaching 
the Bible. 

i use of the "Manual of Classi- 
fied Questions for Home Study," these 

l ke may be used as texts for studies 

iu Biblical < leogrsrphy and History . Bibli 
Biography, Biblical Antiquities, Relig- 
ious, etc. The bonk- thus I,.-, , - 

fttl and important addni.iu to the home 

library. Wei mend these volumes to 

all stud-en ts, teacher* and Christian 

Mr. I'.., 
oof and 

Work by the Rhetoric Class. 

While Btudying the quality of style 
know n as Energy, the students were re- 
, | nested to state the different ways in 
which Energy may be secured. 
Thej were then asked to write in class, 
without any previous preparation. 
a few paragraphs, illustrating their 
knowledge of Energy, on the sub- 
ject of "The Tobacco Habit." 

The billow ing are some of the answers 
given and rewritten alter corrections 
were made: 

The Tobacco Habit 

< )ne of the greatest injui ies t,, the 
body is the use of tobacco. It not only 
hinders physical growth but mental de- 
velopment as well. One addict,', I to the 
use of tobacco often becomes pale. dull. 

and weak, physically. 

Emm \ Cashmax. 

( Mall the curses that now in! 
world, the tobacco habit i* the worst. 
YOU say that it does not hurt you. I',, 
you not know that the power of this 
habit i* killing many of the American 

As they walk tie - streets, those little 
street urchins that us,- tobacco, never 
think of the future. 

The use of tobacco stunts the growth 
and weakens the nerves, thus making 

One unlit for the battle ol hie. Are you 

willing to nsk your life for one habit that 
can be given up? Uive it up. and you 
will look better, feei better, and be better. 
I'.. Fraxklin u u.i/. 

One of the most abominable i, , 

to-,la\ i* the •■Tobacco Habit.' 

Could men oni\ realize the harmful re- 
sults produced b) this filthy habit, they 
n ould pei haps >hun it more It i* a 
shame i" only ten 

\ ears old. walking the -t,. eta with a 
cigaretl < hi 

Oh mothers of this land' Teach vour 
sons whd, \ (una the dreadful res ill- of 

using tobacco. Ii stunts the growth. 
The brain is dull on account of the 
nerves and muscles being unable to cio 
their work. No true gentleman will use 
tobacco Id anv form. 

Of the 13,000,0011 young men in 
the United States, nine-tenths have 
blemished their characters through the 
tobacco habit. Unconscious of its re- 
sults the habit is acquired. It is detri- 
mental to the human organism. By the 
use Of tobacco, chemical elements are 
absorbed into the system that would re- 
sult in instant death if extracted 
and taken in their pure state. As a food 
In restore cells nature does not require 
tobacco. s. <;. Myek. 

The .unhappy homes, the grieving 
mothers, the ruined lives, the hopeless 
souls — all are the result of the "Tobacco 

Why is tobacco raised'.' You may say- 
to make a livelihood, but every tobacco 
leaf that grows helps to poison the user's 
system. Tobacco stunts the growth, 
sallows the complexion, and creates a 
desire for a mole deadly narcotic. 

Kathkvn Mover. 

(if the many degrading habits of man- 
kind, of the many things that destroy 
the living Temples of (iod, one of the 
most prevalent is the tobacco habit. By 
chewing and smoking the saliva is wasted 
and the mouth and throat become dry, 
and oftentimes a thirst for liquor is ac- 
quired which the victim is hardly able 
to overcome. Is it not disgusting to 
walk the streets and see the i irty 

jmce of the weed issuing fr the mouth 

of the one Usui;; it? Horrid! 

Jessie Mn.i kh. 

Of all existing evils, thai of the tobacco 
habit is among the worst. Since we all 

know the results of the use of tobacco. 

do not light against n an. I show tnai we 
have will power sufficiently strung 
enough to overcome this tyrant, we are 
certainly slaves to it. Tobacco not only 

decays the teeth, but also impairs the 
orgaus of digestion. The saliva, which 
was intended to be used in aiding diges- 
tion is exuded from the mouth. The 
effect of tobacco on the heart is as bad 
as that of liquor. The cigarette is even 
more fatal in its effects than the cigar. 
H. C. Pkicjs. 

One of the greatest curses of the day 
is the tobacco habit. The nerves, the 
heart, and many other parts of the body 
are weakened by the use Of this filthy 
weed. Why should people chew what is 
so distasteful? Tobacco has a strong. 
peculiar smell, and a sharp, hitter taste, 
l.i/, n Weaver. 

The one cause that brings weak, puny 
children into this world, both physically 
ami mentally, that shortens the life and 
ofttimes the usefulness of many men, is 
the indulgence in the tobacco habit. It is 
becoming alarming to see how many 
people of the present day are addicted 
to this tilthy habit. 

"'My doctor smokes!" "My father 
smokes!" are the answers we hear when 
we ask boys why they indulge. Statistics 
show that boys who smoke cigarettes 
during the formative period of their 
lives, thwart all possibilities of becoming 
sober, industrious, moral young men 
and faithful husbands in the home. 

C. M. Sy.rr. 

Due of the greatest evils of this country, 
one of the greatest vices which may 
cause the downfall f our race, is the 
tobacco habit. 

Kvery year thousands of tons of to- 
bacco are shipped from United States 
ports to foreign countries. Think of it! 
Our own native land, not content with 
the havoc this vile stuff is blaviniE with 


our own citizens, semis it to heathen 
lands, India and elsewhere, only to pro- 
duce the same effect there. 

Tobacco not only weakens the heart, 
causes dispepsia, discolors the skin, but 
alsn diseases the brain, and may lead to 

Let us as a community, as a state, as 
a nation, strive in unison to banish this 
stain from the soil of our country for- 
ever. Daisy P. Rider. 

It there is one curse above all trthers 
on this earth it is the use of tobacco. 
This curse alone is sapping the very lite 
and soul out of thousands ol' our young 
people, and until the use of it is strictly 
prohibited, it will continue its fatal work. 
"But how can it be prohibitedV'vou ask 
It cannot, until every man stamps his 
foot against it. 

'lobacco is a weed! You deny it. 
Some one has rightly put it. when he 

■•Tobacco, that ugly, nasty weed, 
Which from the devil doth proceed." 

Tobacco is a curse, and a curse surely 
sent from the infernal one. It is a curse 
that is making fiends out of our noble 
young men. It is a curse that is robbing 
the home of itsjovs. It is a curse thai 



his ultimate 
g\es Ryan. 

Km i 

lobacco. I say is as great an evil as 
nun. How man; of our institutions are 
idled with devotees to this habit. Men, 
» hose line physique and menial acth i- 
ties have been dwarfed by the craving foi 
tobacco. You say the evils resulting 
from tobacco air as great as tbOSe 

resulting from rum. To me the scales 
balance evenly. 

Look at the domestic discord resulting 
from the use of tobacco by a husband, 
father or son. Look long, and look well 
at the young man whose yellow tinged 
skin and teeth and foul breath indicate 
a tobacco Bend, With whom can he 

One of the greatest evils in America 
is the "Tobacco Habit." Many young 
men are ruined by it. Put the users of it 
do not like to be told of its evil elfects. 

That one who uses tobacco becomes 
weak and cannot live long is natural. 
The poison ol' the tobacco enters the 
blood and one cannot think as well as 
I" Ion-. It al>o weakens the heart. 
Now-a-davs, one can hardly walk tin- 
streets without uniting persons— even 
boy-- who are only twelve vi mix old- who 

an- smoking. 

Much may be done by girls to prevent 
this. They should try to keep their 
brothers from beginning, and should not 

associate with gentlemen who use to- 
bacco. Viola E. Withers. 

One of the greatest evils and most un- 
clean habits of today is the tobacco 

habit. You might say that d is sporl 
for the boys, and a way in which to pass 

time, but it leads to greater e\ ils. 

Why was such a weed ever cultivated '.' 
It has a degrading influence on all who 
use it. Tis true that those w ho cultivate 
it make a fortune in a short time. But 

what is this compared to the souls that 

are being led down by this poisioning 
influence, and finally lost. 


one of tl.e most destructive li 

the use of tobacco. I -inn ance of the in- 
jurious results is probably one of the 

causes that it is so extensive!} used, it 
is true that generations are growing 
weak physically by its use. Tobacco 
raising in this country is probably one of 
the reasons why this habit is so much en- 
couraged. ( an j on imagine the sinounl 
of monej and precious tune thai is .is,, i 
in raising it? .lust think how much bet- 
ter the time could be employed in doing 
something to raise humanih inst?ad of 


Therefore, I think tin ly way to 

keep tin- habit under control is to de- 
crease its raising in tins couutrj . 

contains, it is very poisonous to tin' 
body, [f the habit is once formed, it is 
;is difficult to abstain from using tobacco 
us ii is to abstain from drink. Despise 
the appearance of persons using tobacco. 
God wants to hear his word proclaimed 
from clean lips and notfrom lips pollut- 
ed with tobacco. 

Kathrvn Ziegleh. 

(inn of the customs introduced from 

tobacco. When the Indians wished in 
show peace and friendship they smoked 
the pipe of peace. Tin Indians have 
now almost vanished from the tare ,.t 
the earth but the habit ol using tobacco 
is », II uigb universal. 

.Men delight in inhaling the'poisot - 

fumes and blow the s ke through their 

noses in clouds. Little boy* imitate 
then- fathers an, 1 the dread habit soon 
u mis control ol' them. The smoker eu- 
dangers the health of those around him 
because tin-;, must breathe the smoke 
that has been in his nose and Iuiijm. 

Extract From Prof. Herr's Talk 
Given in Chapel, Nov. 7. 

We have all decided to get an educa- 
tion. We want to be of future good. If 

you are not here for business, you have 
no business here. Let us consider what 
success means. Tim' snecess is the road 
to Heaven. four elements enter into 
industry, faithfulness, prompt- 
ness and honesty, fake a stand for or 
against something. The man or woman 
with one talent may he just as success- 
ful as the man with ten talents. We are 

you are successful in school. v ,,,,' 
successful » hen > on leav e. W hat 

have learned I era is ne\ er lost. 

I low may you hi- successful in scl 
I'.e regular. Head good books if 
have your lessons learned. Sow see 
kindness. Use your opportunities. 

Bible Term for 1908. 

The next session of special Bible study 
at Elizabeth town College begins with a 
seimoii in the College Chapel on .Ian. 5, 
1908. The term will continue two weeks, 
characterized bv class work, preaching, 
and special Educational, Sunday-School 

and Missionary meetings. 

Klder s. N. McCann, recent missionary 
to India, will lie present the last three 
days of the term, giving instruction on 
Missions and inspiration to the Mission- 
ary meeting, January 17th. 

Among the new features in class work 
will he studies in the Hook ot Hebrews, 
Parables of Christ, and Religious and 
Biblical Psv chology.. 
. Prospects are very bright foi a large 
attendance. Send for special circular 

A Card of Thanks. 

On Thursday. November 14, Miss 
Kmelia i iran received by express, pre- 
paid, a very pleasant surprise in the 
form of a large tub full of fish — sea-bass 
or trout. Thev were sent by her brother, 
William Gran, who lives at 021 Fifth 
Avenue. Brooklyn, N. Y. This gener- 
ous gift was great enough to supply for 
all our boarding students and teachers a 
most excellent meal. We extend our 
sincere thanks to Mr. Gran for his lib- 
erality and to Miss Kmelia lor sharing 
her gift u ith US. 

Prof. Beahm has chosen the location 
for his ne« house, and grading ha 
done preparaton to its erection. 



Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Livengood called 
on friends at the College on Thursday 
evening, Oct. L'4th, after the return from 
theii wedding trip to Cumberland Co. 
They lefton the 25th for Mr. Livengood's 
home in W. Ya., near which they will 

A card from Mr. II. 15. Lehman and a 
letter from Mrs. S. P. Engle firing us the 
good news that their party arrived in 
Los Angeles, Cal. on Monday. Oct. l-ltli. 
Kngle's are located at 2660 8. Sichel St. 
and the rest of the company are hoard- 
ing with them. 

Commercial Course last year and Lizzie 
Felker of Lancaster were united in the 
holy bonds of matrimony. Rumor has 
it that Mr. Landis will reside in a double 
house with his mother near Manheim. 


Last August (we are sorry we did not 
learn of this marriage sooner) William 
L.Diffenbaugh of Elizabethtown was mar- 
ried to Miss Katie Nissley also of Eliza- 
betbtown. Mr. Diffenhaugh's parents 
may move to Elizabethtown next 
spring and William with his wife will 
then move to their old home a short 
distance back oftheCollege. Weextend 
to Mr. and Mrs. Uiffenbaugh our best 
wishes and warm congratulations. 

In a letter from Miss Ruth Stayer she 
says : "I received the College Time- last 
evening. How grand it is to receive 
such an immense letter from our 'College 
Home.' 1 read the "College Times" 
with so much more real pleasure than I 
did while at school. All is new. and yet 
no! new. since it is written by class-' 
mates and school associates." 

IIkss -WkXUBB. 

On Oet. 27th, at the home of the bride 
in Lebanon county, Samuel II. Hess of 
Trappe, Montgomery county, and Anna 
M. Wenger of Frederick sburg. Mr. 
Hess was a studenl in 1901 and 1902, and 
Miss Wenger was here in 1903. They 
are at housekeeping near Oregon, Lan- 
caster county, where Ur. Hess is teach- 
ing scl I. He and his bride were enter- 
tained at the home of Miss Carrie I!. 
Hess on Sunday Nov. inih. 

Our College Times extends congratu- 
lations to Mr. and Mrs. Hess, and best 
wishes for a happv married life. 


On Sunday, November 17th, at the 
home of Mr. and Mrs. Moses lleagy. 
in Elizabethtown, Mr. David L. 
Landis and Miss Frances M. Withers, 
were married. Prof. I. V II. Beahm per- 
forming t.he ceremony. Miss Laura I less 
was bridesmaid and Mr. Walter (iisii 
was groomsman. After receiving con- 
gratulations the bridal party and Borne 

relatives left foi Mr. Landis' I te near 

East Petersburg where a double recep- 
tion washeld for two sons and their 

Mr. and Mis. Landis left on (he fol 
lo" ing Uoudaj for Scalp !••■* el, I 'ami i ia 
count} . n line Mr. Landis ha- b 
ployed for some time. I kn ( oii.-_- • 
Times wishes then i long and happv 

Sn \ oil; 1 1 nil S i B 

( »n Sept. 24th, Miss 8elli< 1 1 
sister of Mrs. E. I'.. Eshelman who \t 
teacher of Physical Culture here, was 

married to Mr, Warren Snader of near 
\\ "ay nesboro. 

I'or Prof, and Mrs. INhelmaii'- siki 

we send congratulations to this newlj 


The Seventh Anniversary. 

The seventh anniversary of the found- 
ing of the College was celebrated Wed- 
nesday evening, Nov . L3. President 1. 
N. II. Beahm presi.ded at the meeting 
:ui'l in trod iced the various speakers in 
his usual witt} and humorous manner. 
The following program was rendered: 

Invocation < ;. N. Falkenstein 

1 'horns "Jesus I. over of My Sun I." 

Address of Welcome. . . . Elizabeth Myer 

''horns "Light May the Boat Row." 

Needs of I >ur ( College. . . Dr. D. C. Reber. 

Chorus "Uently Mary." 

Recitation Miss A. la Little 

Chor,US -'While all is Unshed." 

Ad.hvss Dr. George W. Hull. 

('horns "Those Evening Hells." 

After cordially welcoming those 
present Miss Myer recounted our success 
of past years showing how we have in- 
creased in numbers and facilities. 
Speaking of the aims of our institution 
she said "Our scl I stands for the per- 
fection of the individual— the perfection 
of the body, the mind and the soul. 
The aims of our institution are complete 
living and highest service to mankind. " 

In his address on "The Needs of Our 
College" Dr. Reber spoke of the general 
needs of our school and also of the 
special needs, lie said the general 
needs are: That we realize that our 
school has a distinct purpose. That it 
was founded with a view of moulding 
Christian character and of giving an edu- 
cation that would lead young men and 
young women to comprehend higher 
truths. 2nd That we realize to the fullest 
extent, our responsibilities, and that we 
use our influence to keen the school 

true to tie- purpose for which it was 

founded. 3rd That we need i. ache,, of 
ability and culture who are willing to 
sacrifice for the sake of the school. 4th 

That we nerd students— students with a 
purpose, who have an aim in life and 
who are willing to work hard to attain 
the height of th tr ambitions, ith Thai 

we need graduates who will be % I 

advertisements for the school. 6th 
That we need to raise the standard oi 
our school and make a better record 
each year. Among the special needs of 
the College lie mentioned funds— money 
to buy necessary equipments, and to 
carry on the work. He said we need an 

endowment I I, so that the school 

would have resources upon which lo 
draw in cases of emergency. 

The chief address of the evening by 
Dr. I leorge W. Hull was very entertain- 
ing and full of good advice. Extracts 
from it will he given in another column 
of this issue. 

Dr. Spangler, Treasurer of Ursinus 
( lollege, ( !ollege\ ille, Pa.,alsogavea short 
ad. hiss at the earnest request of the 
chairman. His address was full of en- 
couragement and good fellowship. 

The meeting was one of inspiration, as 
it recalled, one by one. the blessings 
Of the past eight years; and it caused us 
to look forward with glowing hearts to 
the future, believing that Rod in his in- 
finite wisdom has still much good in 
store for US. I-. U. F. 

Library Notes. 
The Library is open from 7.35 a. m. to 
5 p. in. Monday to Friday inclusive; on 
Saturdays and Sundays 3 to 5 p. m. 

Hooks added to the library during Sep- 
tember and October are as follows : 
Ventures Among the Arabs— Forder. 
Popular and Critical BibTe Encyclope ; 
dia, :i \ols. i — Elder W. ('. Teeter. 

Practical Lessons from the Experiences 
Of Israel.— .Tno. Stull. 

Daniel and the Revelation —Library 
Library ol the World's Best Literature, 
16 vols, ' —Library Fund. 
The World's Famous Orations. 10 
vols.)— The Literary Digest. 

The Social Evils in University Life.— 
Sunday Bible < !Iass. 


The Bloom of Girlhood, — Sunday 
Bible Class. 

The 1 >autf liter's Hanger. — Sunday 
Bible Class. 

Grove's Dictionary of .Music an. I Mu- 
sicians, (2 vols.)— Theo. I 'resser. 

State Reports, (9 vols. )— The ^tate 

The Keystone Literary Society lias in- 
creased its collection by purchasing the 

The Man Without a Country ,-r-Hale. 

Winsome Motherhood,— Sangster. 

The Crisis,— Winston Churchill. 

Sketches in Prose.— R.ilev. 

Ho« to Dc It. — Hale. 

Poetical Works.— Lowell. 

Poetical Works.— Whittier. 

Life ami Letters of Geo. Kliot. — Cross. 

Novels, (H vols.)— Kliot. 

Novels, (u vols.)— Scott. 

Novels. (.") vols.) — Dickens. 

Klsie Ve'nner. — Holmes. 

Prueand [.— Curtis. 

The Little Shepherd of Kingdom.— 
Jno. Fox, .Ir. 

When Knighthood was in Flower.— 

i laskoden. 

Works. (8 vols.)— Burns. 

The Committee has under contempla- 
tion the purchase of a number of books, 
which when received nill form a val- 
uable addition to onr library. Donations 
are gratefully acknowledged. 

L. D. Rose, Librarian. 

Bro. lmlerin his pleasing manner re- 
ferred to the fact that he was formerly 
called on to urge the financial question 
at the College. He began thus. "Your 
pocket-book can rest at present. There 
are too many people in the world who 
choose to wear white shirts and stiff col- 
lars and shun the work on the farm 
which may bring blisters to the hands. 
But if they leave the farm for the city 
they may expect to get blisters on the 
brain, worrying over conditions which 
are contrary to those thev enjoyed in 
early life on the farm." 

Dr. Leber, in Ins address at the mini 
versan on Wednesday evening, Nov 
nth. said, "We need more dormitorie 

i"i the ;i,r, lation of <>ur g 

student body." This means thai 
building i- necessai \ . 


Dr. M. G. Brumbaugh's Address 

Oiven to the Students October 28th, after finishing 
lii- work on Bi Centennial Program Committee. 
The question every young person 
must answer for himself is the question 
of his career. What are you going to 
do'.' What is ahead of you? Ho the 
thing in this world that is best. Get 
ready for it. Of all the questions that 
human beings can ask themselves, there 
are only three worth the while. First, 
"How did I get into this world ?" Sec- 
ond, "How- am 1 going to get out of it?" 
Third, "What had 1 best do under the 
circumstances'.'" When you have an- 
swered these, you have answered all. 
In other words, there are only three 
great things for the human soul to con- 
sider,— Origin. Destiny and Duty. Hon 
■ lid I get here'.' How am I going to get 
out of the world'.' You need not worry 
about the tirst and second questions. 
You can put absolute faith and reliance 
in the fact that God understands better 
than you need to understand, vour ori- 
gin and destiny. Say, "Lord lead on. V 
will follow," on those questions. But 
what is your duty'.' Your duty in this 
life is to be useful. Put yourself in 
touch with the great forces of this won- 
derful world of God. Don't pick a place 
in this world where it will be hard for 
God to help you and work with you. 
There are plenty of decent careers in 
this world. Pi c k those, and let the 
questionable things alone. Take a clean 
job for your life; the kind of occupation 
that you will be glad to speak of when 
you meet your neighbors; a thing that 
will make your life clean and wholesome; 

a career that j i an join the I Ihurch of 

God with. I am a school teacher, and 1 
am not ashamed to admit it. 1 claim 
that the man who teaches school stands 
nexl to the minister who preaches I lod's 
Whatever you decide to do. whatever 

von conceive to be your • 1 tit v in this 

world, whatevei becomes your life occu- 
pation, sei to it thai \ on prepare your- 


self to do that thing superbly well. -Now 
here is the trouble with the boyn, and 
girls too; yon get tired getting ready; 
you think you are ripe when you are 
green.. You are tired going to school 
and go home and that is the end of it. 
You have made the preparation to be- 
come a runt and a runt you become. 
This is the law in this world in the way 
of career,— you will never amount to 
anything unless you buy i! by honest 
efforts. It is industry that cunts. The 
hoy and girl who get down to hard, 
solid work until they unastei Bomething. 
are the ones who succeed. In that mar- 
velous story in the New Testament Scrip- 
ture of the little child that was born in 
Bethlehem, we have an example of one 
who prepared thirty years to teach 
three, has taught far more than three; 
for don't you see that he has taught all, 
the world all the ages since? 

While you are young and have the 
chance, stick to your books and school- 
work, to your preparation for your life, 
until you are strong enough to carry 
the burdens of a man. It is the half 
rijje student that goes to nothing when 
he gets out into the world. Do not give 
up your work of preparation because tA' 
the seductive coat of a cheap carver. 
You can't rise higher than your prepar- 
ation lits you to rise. 

Some of you perhaps feel that you are 
under peculiar limitations in your work; 
that you have inherited conditions that 
you cannot overcome; that you are what 
you are, and there is not much use of 
fussing about it. 1 go into the labora- 
tory and 1 say to my Iriend, "What is 
the last word of biolog\ !" This is the 
answer: "Life is modified little by pa- 
rental conditions, but almost entirely by 
its afterbirth conditions; that an animal, 
a dog. a horse, a cabbage, ami anything 
that grows, is conditioned mote by the 
surroundings in it< growth loan bv the 
conditions it inherited in its seed: that 
the power' that is around us in this 

we inherit And I thank I So I thai this 

is so; because sometimes from tin- home 

where the father reels with drunkenness 
comes a man to spread the word of God. 

You make yourself more than you 
know. You can change the crook in 
your nose (if you set about and deb r- 
mine to do it) and the whole aspect of 
your face if you want to. And you can 
change the whole complex of your t hi idl- 
ing, too. If you steadfastly set your 
soul upon a delinite line of thought, yon 
grow into that kind of thinking, and if 
you meditate and ponder and pray, you 
can change the very complex of your 
soul, and by the grace of God become a 
useful man and woman. 

It is a great thins; to be in school. It 
is a great thing to be in a good home. 
Keep out ol the low things. Don't 
think about them. Lift yourselves i 
every day into the higher, grander, • 
sweeter atmosphere of the kind of man 
and woman you want 10 be, and you will 
become that. Do the right thing, the 
manly thing, the square thing, the clean 
thing in your life, and as you get old you 
will become mellow, and when you get 
ripe, the hand of Almighty God will 
reach out and pluck you and gather you 
into his own glorious garner. 

K^nd bv Kli/alwth Kline an,! 1 ■ \l NVrf 

Over— Stayer Nuptial. 


Of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Stayer, Wood- 
bury, Pa., a pretty wedding was cele- 
brated, the event being the marriage of 
'heir daughter. Miss l.hza. to Mr. Clem- 
ent/. (•'. Over-, of Altoona. 

Mr. arrd Mrs. Over left Altoona on 
Quaker City Express for 'Philadelphia 

tin. I I'.alti re for a short visit, after 

which they will return and reside at 103, 
fourth Avenue. Altoona. The best 
wishes of a host of friends and relatives 

Owing to a lack of time and space. 
ie address of Dr. Hull was crowded 
it of this issue, but will appear in the 



Mrs. Clara I>. Suavely, who assisted in 
the laundry at the College since Septem- 
ber, has gone to live with Mrs. Nye, on 
East High St.. Elizabethtown. 

Prof. Ober addressed the local Teach- 
er's Institute held in Elizabethtown, 
Saturday, November 2nd. He spoke 
earnestly on the importance of teachers 
looking after the morals of the boys and 
girls. Teachers, and parents as well, 
would do well to heed the appeal he 
made for plain, private talks on sexual 

The Music Departmenl of the College 
will render a Cantata entitled, "The Son 
of the Hiehest," sometime before the 
Christinas holidays. Other features of 
the program will he piano ami vocal so- 
los and duets. 

The last week in October was rich in 
treats tor the College folk. The student 

body was addressed by l>r. M. G. Brum- 
baugh "ii Monday evening after the 
committee on P.i-cenleunial program had 
closed their work for the day. 

Bro. S. N. McCann was the second 
member of the Hi-centennial program 
committee who addressed the school. 
1 1 < conducted the Chapel exercises on 
Tuesdav morning, <>ct. 29. In his ad- 
dress which followed he remarked that 
farm life is the i.leal life. There were 

present on this occasion the following 
elders: .lesse Ziegler, I'. F. Lmler, ,T. 

Kurt/ Miller and Benjamin llottel. 

Alter Bro. Mel 'aim's speech, f'athei 1> 

1'. Ziegler followed n ith these remarks : 
"Cultivate the love for truth" and "Re- 
ligion should be oui chief concern." 

Bro. llnttel then said. ''1 want to im- 
press a fen points concerning the bless- 
ings w e enjov above the people .if other 
count lies. This good I m-ss should 
lead us to repentance, 

Elder Jesse Ziegler, President of the 

Strong assertions in the following words: 
"I am satisfied that the bulwark of mor- 
al strength lies in our rural population. 
Cities control elections ami thus the 
curse of intemperance is fostered.. The 
blush of shame should come to the face 
of every Pennsylvania!] if the real state 
of affairs were actually known to him. 
The South is far in advance of us on the 
temperance question." 

(in Wednesday morning, O. W. l'lory. 
of Bridgewater, Va.. led in devotional 
exercises after which he made a stirring 
address on "'1 he Value of an Education." 

On Thursday morning, s. N. McCann 
returned at eight o'clock to address us 
on the subject of "Missions." At 9a. m. 

Elder D. I.. Miller conducted the devo- 
tional exercises at the College. His ex- 
cellent talk to the students on lessons 

drawn from the lives of two little crea- 
tures.— the ant ami the spider. -were 
greatly appreciated. 

The Ministerial Meeting held in Eliza- 
bethtoA-n on Oct. 30, 31, was well atten- 
ded and much enjoyed by all. The edu- 
cational and religious value of thi- meet- 
ing will be felt for generations to come. 
About seventv different person? 
tered at the College during this busy 

The workers of the culinary depart- 
ment were busy during the past few 

week- gathering in for the w.inl-i the 

tine crop of vegetables which were raised 
on ground near the College. We repor- 
ted in the October issue the number and 

kinds of vegetables our busy matron, 
Mr-. Augusta Keber, planted la-t Bum- 
i. Now listen while we tell you what 

ha- been harvested from her planting:— 

il bushels of lima lean-, • ; bus. beets. 

s liu-. string beans. 10 bus. tomatoes. IS 

bus. tirnips. it barrels Bweet-potatoes, 
i bus. Irieb poiaioe-. SOU ears ol 
com. 2300 beads of cabbage, 

lot of eelerv, cucumbers, s, ptashes 
and pumpkins, i 



by the Society. Good spirits pre- 
vail anions the members. That every 
body is interested in the work is evident 
from the good attendance and the readi- 
ness with which members serve when 
placed on the program. 

On Nov. 15, the Society rendered the 
following program in honor of John 
i ireenleaf Whittier: 

Music .Male Quartette 

Biography of Whittier L. D. Kose 

"Flowers of Whittier" Anna Beahm 

"Corn Song" (Reading).. Mr. Hershman 

"Man. I Mailer" Viola Withers 

M usie 

"The Ship Builders" Miss Horst 

Story of "Mog Megone" ...II. I.. Smith 

''The Barefoot Boy" Miss Stauffer 

Musi,. Male Quartette 

Mr. Smith especially impressed the 
audience with his. ability in narrative 
composition while he related the story of 
Mog Megone. 

On Nov. 22 the question. Resolved, 
That a law should he passed prohibiting 
foreigners to locate in I . S. was discuss- 
e.l. The present officers ale: I 'res.. 
Mr. Smith: V. fres., Mr. Hershman: 
Sec., \li-s Newcomer; Editor, Miss 
Miller: Critic, Mi. Schlosser. 

E. R. Ri in. 

A View from a Window. 

What is more entrancing than Nature 
• iewed from a western win. low of Alpha 
Hall on a bright Autumn .lay at sunset. 

The sky like a vast ocean above me. 
is the most beautiful color of blue. A 
lew stray clouds like waves are seen 

upon it. The sun has robbed the air of 
the col. I. penetrating chill of morning 
mi. I now all is calm an. I still, save the 
Buttering of a leaf here or the twittering 
of a liir.l theie. 

On the right, the Inst lingering sun- 
beam fall-. .11 the borough of 1 li 

townlying between th< hills. On tberoad 
leading to and from the town, man\ 
people are seen wending their waj 
homeward. Most of them have come 
from tne manufacturing plants which 
employ many busy hands. The homes, 
and stores of the town belong to man. 
hut on the left is "God's Acre." In this 
marble citj are lying some who helped 
to free the slaves in our great Civil War; 
others who fought to free the country in 
the Revolutionary War. Perhaps some- 
one who would have become agreatman 
in this country of ours is resting there. 
"Some mute, inglorious Milton here 
may rest: some Cromwell guiltless jof his 
country's blood.". 

Before me is a large field in which 
small blades of wheat are peepirn; out of 
the ground but may soon be hidden 
under a coverlet of snow. Karthei on is 
the Humble home of a good and faithful 
tanner. It is on him we depend for 
most of our food. The field of shocked 
corn surrounding this home is like an 
Indian encampment that might have 

Suddenlv the silence is broken bv The 

and jo j side by side, tor some the 
train chnnol mo! e too rapidly foi they 
are anxious to join their loved ones at 
home. Olhers'aiv not thinking of the 

- ... i ..I the train but their thoughts are 
far awa\ in the home where death has 

entered and taken awav some dear 

i m the pike a team has just a 
the hill and mines along slowly and 
passes out of sight, r.evoiid all this are 
beautiful lulls w Inch seem to rise and 

meet the skj . 

"The light is dying out on held and wol.l: 

The life is dying in the leav es and ._-ra-s. 

In. world's last breath no longer duns 

the glass 
Of waning sunset, yellow, paleand cold. 
His genial pulse which Summer made so 
b ild, 
lias ceased. Haste. Night. an I spread 
thy decent pall! 
The silent stitfening frost make- haVoc 


The dm kness over all." 

\ , ■. K. WtriiLi:-. 



W'e thought it would be interesting to 
our readers to know where the members 
of the Alumni are located"st present aaa 
also to know in what work they are en- 
gaged; so as briefly as possible we will 
give this information. 

Charles VV. Shoop, 05, is a student at 
Lebanon Valley College, and is also pas- 
tor of the United Brethren Church at 
Hillsdale. I'a. 

s. B. Kieler '04, teaches the Interme- 
diate grade, Elizabethtown, l'a. 

Lydi'a M. Buckwalter '05, teaches at 
i twinedd, Montgomery t lo., l'a. 

Mary E. llert/.ler '05, teaches the 
Paxtang school, Harrisburg, l'a. A 
handsome, new building has lately been 
erected at this place. 

Jacob E. Myer '05, lias entered upon 
the A. I'.. Course at franklin and Mar- 
shall » (ollege, Lancaster, l'a. 

Elizabeth A. Zortman '05, is caring foi 
her aflSicted, aged ther at Palmyra, 

E. Blanche Fisher '05, teachesat Bain- 
bridge, I'a. 

Mary I'.. Hess 05, teaches the third 
primary school. Elizabethtown, l'a. 

linth t'. Stayer W, teaches near her 
home in Bedford Couuty, l'a. 

M. J. Holla. la '05, is time clerk at Sav- 
age, Pa 

Lizzie M. Eby '03, stenogra| hei in 
ottice of Dr. <i. K. Kohrer. occulist, \... 
4.". E. Orange St., Lancaster, l'a. 

Bessie M. Rider '03, has become quite 

skilled m tie an of cooking and general 

i pine since tin- illness of her 

home with Ins parents in Elizabethtown 
and is receiving good medical care and 

I. E. Shoop 'in, is head book-keeper 
at A. Buch's Sons Co., Elizabethtown. 

Anna L. Diffenbaugh '05, is learning 
the millinery trade at Dissinger's Store, 
Elizabethtown. under the supervision of 
Miss Fannie Leicht. 

Opal Hoffman '05, is clerking in llertz- 
ler's Store, Elizabethtown. 

Ada M. Little '117. teaches Piano in the 

vicinity of her I n\ East Petersburg, 


ere' National Bank, Lititz. l'a. 

Ezra H. Lehman '05, is one of the 
firm of Lehman & Unrkkolder. coal deal- 
ers. Elizabethtown, I'a. 

II. ('. Keller '(Mi. is working on the 
farm of his uncle. Samuel Keller, near 

Shrewsbury, l'a. 

Harry H. Nye '06, teaches the Cedai 
Hill school in West Donegal township, 

Lancaster ( onnty. I'a. 

II. 11. Lehman in. is em ployed by the 
Columbia Phonograph Co., Los Angeles, 
Cal., as hook-keeper, typewriter and 

cashier. Mr. Lehman's employer dic- 
tates his letters into a phonograph on 
which a recorder i- placed: then Mr. 
Lehman places the recorder on another 

machine, puts a ro'.ner tube attach lit 

ovn his ears, starts the machine and 

-.Mil,- thl lettei on He- t\ p. writer as 

the phonograph talks it oil'. By us- 
ing this method h.- docs not use his 

shot h m i : pi onograph is run by 
electricity, and one record holds quite a 
number oi letter-, w 'hen the records 
are full thev can be shaved off and used 

I leni y K. ( iai man '04, is emplo) ed as 
stenographer by II. C. Biddle & Co., 11 
N. imh St., Philadelphia, I'a. 

\V. K. tosh, teaches in West Donegal 
township, Lancaster Co. 

Vllen A. ll.-ri/ler's friends will b< 
sorrv to leai n of his illness. He is Rl 

Misses Stella riant/, teacher of Ronk's 

School in East Lampeter Twp., and 

Annie Hollinger, who teaches near her 

I ii ' arabl i land Co., \ isited at the 

College on Nov. 1-t. 2nd and 3rd. 


The Value of Flowers. 

Read by Miss Wan he Fishet at the Annivetsary of 

We all see through the prisms of our 
own temperaments. To a Peter Bell a 
primrose by the river's brim, a yellow 
primrose is to him, and it is nothing 
more. The carpenters will see in the oak 
the planks for building; the monopolist, 
the dollars and dimes; the weary traveler, 
a resting place in the shade; the one 
whose soul is keyed to higher things, will 
see the beautiful, the true, the sublime. 

There are then two values in Howers : 
First, money value: second, ethical. 
By value is meant worth, or that prop- 
erty, or those properties, of a thing 
which rentier it useful. The real value 
of a thing lies in its utility, its power or 
capacity of procuring or producing good. 

The flower gardens of France are cele- 
brated. Acres of roses bloom in them for 
the perfumer. Heliotrope, mignonette 
and other Moral plants are also found side 
by vide with them iii dense masses. The 
air is heav\ with almost sickening fra- 
grance, and for miles around the breezes 
bear the sweet tidings that they "have 
blown o'er the garden's of Haul in their 

>ho h; 

entler-field. Few. certainly, in this 
country. Within thirty miles of London 
these lavender-fields have become an ex- 
tensive and recognized industry. There 
is annually produced in England alone, 
sufficient oil from the plant to manufac- 
ture thirty thousand gallons of spirits of 
lavender, besides a large quantity, the 
total of. which is unknown, to be used in 
the production of other perfumes with 
more pretentious names. 

Now as to their Ethical value. Flow- 
ers-seem to have a peculiar power over 
some natures. Of course they gratify 
the original faculties of form, color, and 
Odor; hut that is the least of their ef- 
fects. They have a mysterious and 

subtle influence upon the feelings, not 

unlike som,' straiusof iiiusic. Ther relax 

the tenseness of the mind. They 'lis 
solve its rigor. In their presenct one 
finds an ajmost magnetic tremulousness, 

as if they were messengers from the spirit 
world, ami conveyed an atmosphere with 
them in which the feelings find soothing, 
pleasure and peace. 

Besides this, they are provocative of 
imagination. They set the mind full of 
fancies. They seem to be pretty anil in- 
nocent jugglers that play their charms 
and incantations upon the senses and 
the fancy, and lead off the thoughts in 
gay analogies or curious medley s of fan 
tastic dreaming. Wordsworth is one of 
the world's most loving, penetrative, and 
thoughtful poels of nature. He found 
much of his greatest joy in the presence 
of her calm, her beauty, her external 
revelations of a divine hand. For him 
flowers possessed a soul, a conscious ex- 
istence, an ability to feel joy and love. 

"In all places, and in ;.ll seasons, 

Flowers expand their light and soul- 
like wings, 
Teaching us. b\ most persuash e n asons, 
How akin they are to human things. 

And with childlike, credulous affection 

We behold their tender buds expand: 
kmUeiiis of our own great resurrection. 
Kmblemsof the bright and better land." 
The gospel is not written in the Bible 
alone— but in all nature. Are not the 
Howers God's thoughts in fragrance and 
in bloom? Are they not the exquisite 
work of the Eternal, the everlasting 
father'.' Bryant has well said: — 
"To him who in the love of Nature holds 
Communion ivith her visible forms, 
She speaks a various language." 
"One impulse from a vernal wood 

May teach you more of man. 
Of moral evil and of goo I, 
Than all the sages can.' 
There arc few lovelier things than the 
rose to be me! ivith along the pathway 
of life. There is something about it so 
meek and modest; aud what is sweeter 


than the mellow fragrance of a beautiful 
rose? The Church of Christ, is compared 
in the Bible, to the Rose of Sharon ; and 
it seems that the inspired penman could 
not have found throughout the length 
and breadth of the world, anything bet- 
t'i suited to convey the idea of gentle 
lowliness and meek humility, than the 
rose. Its fragrance can be enjoyed by 
all. It is not sweeter to t he k inti than lo 
the peasant. Si, with religion. It is a 
fountain from which all can drink. 
There is another thing aboul the rose 

which should teach us a lesson. As 
there is no rose without a thorn, so there 
is no enjoyment without some pain con- 
nected with it. There are many men 
and women who are always discontented; 
what is this, hut forgetting the delight- 
ful fragrance of the rose and piercing 
our fingers with the few thorns which 
are about it. Our blessings are much 
more numerous than our cares and 
troubles. Why not, then, clip off the 
thorns and keep merely the fully opened 
rose V 

As the leaves of the rose wither and 
die. so must we. Let us always remem- 
ber this, and also live in such a way, by 
Shedding a sweet fragrance about our 
pathway, that all who know us will love 
us, and forget the few thorns of evil 
which may lie found in our characters. 

What are flowers? Lowell has truth- 
fully said,— 

And every leaf a line; 
And with delicious memories 
They till this heart of mine." 

I lorace Smith has said : — 

"Your voiceless lips, flower-;, are 

living preachers, 

Bach cup a pulpit, every leaf a I k. 

Supplying to my fancy numerous 

From loneliest nook. " 
According to Beecher, "Flowers are the 

Sweetest things that (iod ever made anil 

forgot in piii .1 soul into 

\\ here are flowers found? Every 

where from Alpine snow to torrid 's balmy 
air, w here no one sees them but their 
maker. They grow in the poor peasant's 
yard, as well as the king's park. They 
hug the dizzy precipice and diadem the 
green meadows and beautiful landscapes. 
How the universal heart ol man blesses 
flowers! They are wreathed around the 
cradle, the marriage altar and the tomb. 

County Institute. 

A number of our students and teachers 

attended the Annual County Tea.'iu-i s' 
Institute, held at Lancaster. Iron No,. 
Ilth to lull. The instructors were Dr. 
A. IC. Winship, of Mass., Dr. N. Butler, 
of Chicago University, Dr. .1. Rigdoa 
and Dr. Lowdeu. 

The instruction given by these men 
was most excellent and reflected credit 
on Prof. M. .1. Brecht, who. we believe, 
takes pains to provide for his teachers 
the l>est talent in instructors that the 
country affords. 

Mr. Eli N. i.ish's new house erected 
on College Avenue, opposite Mr. trviri 

Stauffer's home, will soon be read) to be 
occupied by the family. 




JJrrarriptuut *jjrrtaltgt 






I. N. H. Beahm, President, 

Lecturer <»n Bible. 

D. C. Reber, A. B., Ph. D., Acting President, 

Higher Mathematics, Pedagogy. German 

H. K. Ober, 

Science, Mathematics. Commercial Law. 

Elizabeth Myer, M. K., 

Elocution, Grammar, Rhetoric. 

H. V. Wampler, 

Director of Music, Physical Culture, Vocal Culture. 

Flora Goon Wampler, 

Instrumental Music. 

Edward C. Bixler, A M., 

J. <;. .Myer, Pd. B.. 

(Absent on Leave. 

Jacoi Z. Herb. B. E.. 

Principal Commercial Department, Drawing 

Earl E. Eshleman. B. 

liiblical Languages, History; Exegesis. 

Lvella G. Fogelsaxger, Pd. B. , 

History. Literature, Shorthand. 

George H. Light, Pn. B. , 

Tutor Ma:hema'i - and I ieography. 

Ralph VV. Schlosser. Pn. B. , 

Tutor Orthography and Arithmetic. 

Leah M. Sheaffer, B. E., 

Assistant in Instrumental Musi, 

.Mrs E. E, Eshleman, 

Physical I "It ure. 

Elizabeth Kline. 

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New Year Greetings. 

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We gratefully acknowledge the sup- 
port and co-operation which has made 
the success of our paper possible in the 
past, and we kindly solicit the contin- 
uance of the same, during the new year 
which has just begun. 

I lir i lid Year is gone. The New Yeai 
has come. TheOld Year has its memor- 
ies; the New Year, its hopes and bright 
anticipations. As we take a glance 
backward, we see the mistakes w hich we 
have made. There are words we have 
Spoken, thoughts which we have enter- 
tained, and deeds that we have ilone for 
which we are sorry. Then, too, there 
are tilings which we ought to have done, 
but neglected to do. But as the New- 
Year comes in God's loving kindness and 
tender mercy is giving us the opportu- 
nity to mend mir ways, and to make a 
Letter record than we did during the 
past year. I rod help ns — every one; and 

may we find encouragement in the words 
of the poet who says,— 

I see not a step before me. 

As I enter another year: 
lint the past is in Hod's keeping, 

The future his mercy shall clear 
And what looks dark in the distal 

May brighten as it draws near. 

The Closing Year. 
"Lis midnight's holy hour, ami silence 

In brooding like a gentle spirit o'er 
The still and pulseless world. Mark! on 

the winds 
The bell's deep tunes are swelling, -'tis 

the knell 
Of the departed year. No funeral train 
Is sweeping past: yet. on the stream 

and wood. 
With melancholy light, the moonbeams 

Like a pale, spotless shroud; the air is 

As by a mourner's sigh : and on yon 

That floats so still and placidly through 

The spirits of the seasons seem to stand — 
Young Spring, bright Summer, Autumn's 

solemn form, 
And Winter with its aged locks — and 

In mournful cadences that come abroad 
Like the fair wind-harp's wild and 

touching wail, 
A melancholy dirge o'er the dead year, 
(ioue from the earth forever. 



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Write to Dr. D. C. Reber that you are 
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Resolutions of Sympathy. 

Wherbas, Cod in His inlinite wisdom 
has suddenly called away from her 
family and friends, .Mrs. Frank Keber, 
sister of our co-laborer, Prof, lacob /.. 
lien. Be it 

Kksoi.vko, That we, the students and 
faculty of Elizabeth town College, express 
our sorrow and extend our heartfelt 
sympathy to Prof. Herr, his parents, 
the bereaved husband and son, and all 
near friends of the deceased. 

ResolvKD, that we encourage them to 
look to Our Heavenly Father, who alone 
can comfort the afflicted and pour the 
healing balm into the wounded heart. 

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Fred Grants Rule. 

(Clipping from H. A. M.) 

F.ven in the army the use- of liquor is 
discouraged. Here is what (ieneral 
Fred Grant, writing, to the Sunday 
School Times, has to say on the 
subject: "Tell young men that I do not 
drink a drop of liquor; have not for 
eighteen years. I am afraid to drink it. 
I tried to drink with extreme modera- 
tion, because I know that alcohol is the 
worst poison; but I found it wasan abso- 
lute impossibility to drink moderately. 
Because moderate/lrinking is a practical 
impossibility, I became an absolute 
teetotaler, — a crank, if you please. 
Ninety-fire per cent of desertions and 
acts of lawlessness in the army are due 
to drink. If I had the greatest appoint- 
ive powers in the the country, no man 
would get even the smallest appoint- 
ment from me unless he showed proof of 

in- absolute teetotalism, As u is, of my 
appointees, the members of mj Btaflf, not 
one of them touches a drop, 'flu. know 


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New Year's Eve. 

Ring out, wilii bells, to the wild sky, 
The Hying cloud, tbe frosty light: 

The year is dying in the night; 
King out, wild hells, and let him die. 
King out the old, ring in the new, 

King, happy hells, across the snow; 

The year is going, let him go; 
Ring out the false, ring in the true. 
King out the grief that saps the mind, 

For those that here we see no more; 

King out the feud of rich and poor, 
King In redress to all mankind. 
King out a slowly dying cause, 

And ancient tonus of party strife; 

King in the nobler modes of life, 
With sweeter manners, purer laws. 
King out the want, the care, the sin, 

I he faithless coldness of the times; 

King out, ring out, m\ mournful 
But ring the fuller minstrel in. 
King out false pride in place aud blood, 

The civic slander, and the spite; 

King m the love of truth and right, 
King in the common love of good. 
King out old shapes of foul disease. 

King out the narrowing lust of gold; 

King out the thousand wars of old, 
Ring in the thousand years of peace. 
King in the valiant man, and free, 

The larger heart, the kindlier hand; 

King out the darkness of the land, 
Ring in the < Ihrist that is to be. 

— Alfred Tennyson. 

How to Measure a Teacher's 

This is a question in school adminis- 
tration and constantly confronts the 
school director, trustee or superintend- 
ent. Of the vital forces affecting tbe 
school, the most potent is the teacher 

whom Seele.} calls the High Priest of the 

Although teaching power can be meas- 
ured quantitatively since it is a spiritual 
force, and although the value of a good 
teacher can not be reckoned in dollars 
and cents, yet salary is more or less a 
popular standard of estimating the 
teacher's north. It may be difficult to 
discriminate between the ability of a 
$500 and $550 teacher, yet a clearly dis- 
tinguishable difference exists between a 
siOW) teacher and a $3000 or s;,u0u 
teacher. If you were about one of each 
of the last named for a half-day, you 
would be conscious of this difference, al- 
though it might be difficult to analyze 
the difference and state explicitly what 
the elements of efficiency of a, first-class 
and of a third or fourth class teacher are. 

There are certain superficial tests or 
standards for measuring the efficiency of 
a teacher. One is superficial popularity. 
The patron soon auks "How do you like 
your teacher?" The school authorities 
have their ears open to hear the opion- 
ion of the community concerning a cer- 
tain teacher to determine his success. 
This is not always a safe guide. The 
i|uestion that should immediately follow 
the one just stated is "What is the basis 
of his popularity?" Some teachers aim 
to become popular by resorting to inju- 
dicious means. The teacher may be 
somewhat partial to pupils of patrons of 
prominence. He may be able to make a 
>how of learning and of skill in sugar- 
coated teaching which has a temporary 
effect of arousing interest in school work. 
lie may even succeed in deceiving the 
employers with superficial results in ex- 
amination or in public school exereises. 
Some teachers aim entirely at exhibiting 
immediate results of their efforts. 

The problem of education stated geo- 
metrically is : 

Given : Two forces : 

(a) The pupil — a growing, imita- 
tating, self-active, vigorous being; 

(b) The teacher — a controlling, 


directing, sympathetic inspiriug, 
ideal personality. 

To find or achieve : The realization 
of the end and aim of education in 
thai pupil. 

Hence the true test of efficiency is: 
The degree or extent to which tins 
end sought has been realized, that is 
the Product. 
The efficiency of a hand craft is meas- 
ured by its output: so the school. But 
humanity is a growing, ever changing, 
complex something — never finished. Can 
we ever get a definite product in educa- 
tion? If so, how long must we wait to 
see this product in order to use it as a 
criterion for estimating efficiency? 

( 'ertainly, immediate evidences or Dear- 
ly so, are, demanded to satisfy the one 
who is to sit in judgment over the stand- 
ing of the teacher. Therefore there are 
several points which must he known by 
the superintendent or employer in order 
to estimate the worth of a teacher, 
(ll The teacher's peesonality, i. e. 
what he is — his health, freedom from 
bodily deformity, hi,s personal habits, 
his nature, temperament, disposition, 
culture and character. The teacher 
should he the embodiment of w bat we 
want the pupil to become. 
(L'| The teacher's aim or motive, i. e. 
Why does he teach? Is it for the 
money merely, or as a stepping stone 
to something else? Is he defective in 
person or feeble in health, and hence 
seeks the teacher's vocation? Or is he 
prompted by a realizing sense of his 
natural and acquired titness for the 
work, by a consciousness of love for 
his race, and bv a knowledge of the 
nobilit) and responsibility of the work 
believing it the most acceptable Held 

in wnieh t" render service to his Maker 

and t.. fulfill Ins destiny? 
.:,. The teacher's conception of the 
rm k mm of education and of his rela- 
i icni to this ami a- a teacher. Does he 

regard education as synonymous with 
knowledge? Da 8 he leach the pupil 

that education is desirable merely to 
go through life without working, or to 
take advantage of his fellow man in 
business dealings? Or does he consider 
the end of education to be social effici- 
ency, the formation of Christian 
character, and the perfection of his 
whole being to the end of glorifying 
(4) The teacher's scholahship or pro- 
ficiency. This refers to his academic 
training. He should know more than 
he is expected to teach. Nowadays 
this means having completed a definite 
well-correlated course of study in some 
school of recognized standing. A 
stream never rises higher that its 
source; so likewise a teacher can not 
teach inspinngly unless his knowledge 
is well digested and comprehensive or 
even exhaustive. 

Plato studied under lx>crates for 
twenty years, and Aristotle for twenty 
years was a pupil of Plato. No mar- 
vel then that Orecian civilization is 
potent for twenty-two centuries after 
the death of these great teachers of 

Be a master and you have attained 
the secret of true popularity as a 
t"ii The teacher's Skill or professional 
training, i. e. the development of his 
natural powers resulting in the accom- 
plishments for his work as an artist of 
the highest type. Teaching is the finest 
of the fine arts. This skill or acquired 
ability must form the basis of attaining 
certain immediate as well as more re- 
mote results which constitute his pro- 

In England the "payment bj re- 
sults" system is in vogue. A teacher's 
salary is there determined by theKing's 
inspector who annually examines 

the pupils an. I fixes the salary ot the 

teacher according to tie- percentage ot 
pupils successful in passing the pre- 
scribed examination. This standard 
of testing efficient teaching ia arbitrary, 


formal, and unreliable ifil is used i ■.- 

rliM\ ely. 

The efficiency of the teacher lies 
largely in his power or ability to get 
results and is measured by his ability — 
(al To Control. 

There arc various kinds of disci- 
pline employed by teachers. Does 
lie resort to the discipline of 
force, or to the discipline of 
tact or common sense, and to disci- 
pline of cause and effect and to the 
discipline of conscience or moral 

Again, to what motives does he 
appeal in disciplining? Is it fear of 
punishment which yields a slavish 
obedience? Or does he resort to 
sugar plums (birbery) to secure 
compliance to his wishes? Or does 
he manifest a loving sympathy in 
the welfare of each pupil and so 
constrain and not compel the pupil 
to yield true and cheerful obedience 
resulting in self-control and fieedom. 

The elements of efficient govern- 
ment in school art scholarship, 
skill, steadfastness, sympathy and 
(b) To Teach. 

What are the marks of efficient 
teaching? How canonesecure teach- 
in.; power? What is it to teach? 

Koark says, "To teach is to do 
consciously three things: to instruct, 
to develop, and to train.'' Teach- 
in'.' is a spiritual process in which 
the teacher's mind comes in vital 
touch with the pupil's mind result- 
ing in the birth of ideas and truths 
called knowledge. "It is the pro- 
cess by which one mind from set 
purpose produces the life unfolding 
process in another." (oven a cer- 
tain amount of natural ability to 
slow, 1. 1 utter ami to suggest, effi- 
cient teaching must be based on 
correct psychological principles. It 
does not proceed haphazardly, but 

always in accord with the laws and 

order of mental development and 
activity. I iocs his teaching 
produce interest and attention'.' 
I>oes his teaching arouse the self- 
activity of the pupil'.' it make 
the pupil think'.' Does he teach 
pupils how to teach themselves'.' 
What is the permanent result of his 
teaching'.' Does he create a many- 
sided interest in his pupils? How 
many of his pupils go to college? 
How many of his pupils continue 
their educational work after leaving 
school? What sort of occupation 
do they follow? Are they really 
and truly successful? 
(c) To Inspire. 

The greatest function of the 
teacher is to give the pupil a Life- 
Purpose that is lofty and noble. 
The most important part of a teach- 
er's work is to implant correct ideals 
of life and of their mission in this 
world. Hence the best criteiiou to 
judge the ultimate value of a teach- 
er's work is the extent the teacher 
helps the pupil in forming good 
habits and a pure and noble charac- 

Therefore, to estimate a teacher's 
efficiency you must ascertain the 
kind of permanent impression on 
the pupil's character the teacher's 
personality makes. Among the 
great teachers of the past whose 
teaching stands the test of this stan- 
dard are Thomas Arnold, Lou's 
Agassiz, Mark Hopkins, and the 
master teacher Jesus Christ. 

In conclusion let us ask, "What is 
the upshot of this whole discussion?" 
In order then to estimate intelligent- 
ly and fairly the teaching power of a 
teacher, you must answer the follow- 
ing questions; 

1. What is he? 

2. Why does he teach? 

:;. \\ hat does he aim to make of 

the pupil? 
4. What does he know? 


What can he do? i. e. II 

nearly can he achieve what 

aims to achieve? 

What is his record to date 

expressed by compete 


What is Education? 

This is a question which has engaged 
the minds of leaders in tue world of 
thought for ages. .Many answers have 
been given, yet among these there is not 
one that is complete in itself nor univer- 
sally accepted. Does this not prove the 
fact that this is by no means an easy 
question? We are, indeed, almost tempt- 
ed to ask, "Can such an answer be de- 
termined?" Is it possible to formulate 
a definition in final terms which means 
the same thing, not only in America, but 
on all the continents of theglobe? When 
we notice that the discussions of educa- 
tional problems by modern educators, 
are tending toward unity, we have rea- 
son to believe that a final answer will be 
reached. While contributions to this 
end may be made, it is impossible to 
write out the final result so long as this 
science is in its inductive stage. 

There are some of our common people 
whose opiniona of education are some- 
what erroneous. Some of these are— 
that it makes a person proud; that it 
imbues him with a spirit which is disre- 
spectful to the old and those who are not 
as fortunate as he, a spirit which disre- 
gards and even despises the counsel of 
those of more experience; and that it 
renders men sceptical. 

Nunc cil these arc the results of true 
education. Hod has placed us in 
this world of truths ami has endowed us 
with powereofthe mind, with which we 
are able to discover, at least, some ol 

these truths, and has given us a desire 
to Conform OUr lives (O these truths, 

when once we know them. The more of 
these truths we know and the more we 
desire to live in harmony with them, the 
the more I iodlike do re become, for 

bod is the very embodiment of these 


Nor is the claim, that true education 
renders a person proud, true, for the 
morethe individual discovers these truths 
in nature all about him, the more does 
he see the wisdom, and feel the divinity 
of the Almighty, the Creator of all. The 
more he understands the laws which 
govern his own life, the more does lie 
conceive the divine purpose of God in 
his creation, and tints the more he 
understands his true relation to himself, 
to his fellowman. and to his Creator. 

True education does not make sceptics, 
for a knowledge of the laws governing 
nature, whether organic or inorganic, 
will convince its possessor, as nothing 
else will, that they are the very identity 
of the will of God as recorded in his 

In the first place, it was the violation 
of these laws of nature and of life which 
brought all the sorrow and misery, sin, 
and even death Uself, into this world. 
Is it not true, then, that the more nearly 
we conform our lives to these laws, the 
more nearly do we live the complete 
life'.' Could every individual throughout 
this entire world thoroughly understand 
and strictly apply these laws, other 
things being equal, we would have 
heaven on earth. 

It is only true education that can gfve 
us this knowledge, and inspire us with a 
desire to make it practical in our lives. 

.May we not then conclude that edu- 
cation is that process which tits the in- 
dividual, and gives him a desire, i" 
direct his life more nearly in harmony 
with the great underlying truths in 
nature'.' ... u. it., iir. 

What Books Shall Wo Read? 

We are usually careful about the selec- 
tion of our friends, and we should be, 
but we are usually mil so 01 ireful in the 
selection of the books which ire rend. 
We would shrink from associating with 


a person who was uncultured or unrefined 
yet we will not hesitate to pick up a 
light trashy book, and read it just for 
pastime, or to rest the mind after study. 
It w < > 1 1 1 < 1 be better for both the moral 
ami physical nature, if this time were 
ap( nt in the fresh, open air taking exer- 
cise of some kind. The mind would thus 
b< restored to its normal condition, and 
no evil effects would result. Many 
writers cannot conceive great and good 
characters, they are not capable of por- 
traying noble men and women, so they 
contend themselves with creating medio- 
cre characters. Their characters are 
swayed by ruling passions, usually the 
passion of love, and there is nothing in- 
spiring or uplifting in them. The author 
who writes trashy literature and pub- 
lishes it, scattering it broadcast over the 
land is committing a greater sin than if 
he gave his readers so many grains of 
poison. By doing the latter he is simply 
poisoning the body; but by the former 
he is poisoning the soul, that was before 
pure and spotless. Boys and girls have 
been Inst morally, through' the reading 
of one single book. 

The period between iti and l'o in a 
young man's lite and between 16 and '.'I 
in a young lady's life is the critical 
period. This is known as the adolescent 
period. The adolescent mind is filled 
with hopes, dreams, tempestuous pas- 
sions, and religious ideals. Excitement 
and amusements are necessary at this 
period to satisfy t tie inward cravings of 
the soul. It is at this time that the in- 
dividual comes into the highest powers 
of the body and also of the highest 
powers of the soul. He is sensitive to 
all moulding influences; he is an idealist; 
he is a hero worshipper — a hero wor- 
shipper almost as great as (Jarlyle him- 
self, [deals are formed largely by the 

books read during this period. If we 
read detective stories, stage coach 

robberies, cheap love stones, blood- 
curdling ruffian stories, our ideals will 
be the heroes and heroines of these stories 

We endeavor to he like them and prove 
t i be so to the sorrow and disappoint- 
ment of our friends. Deforming the 
body is nothing in comparison with de- 
forming the soul; and just as the body 
of the child is most easily deformed he- 
fore the age of five, so the mind during 
the adolescent period can be most easily- 
deformed and injured. How careful 
then we should be in the selection of our 
reading material at this time. 

Though the boy and the girl surges 
the desire to be, to know, to feel all 
that is highest, truest, best. They may 
keep their aspirations hidden from even 
their nearest friende but their souls are 
tilled with dreams of perfection, even of 
suffering that they may rise to higher 
levels, it is now that the boy and <_'irl 
should read Sir Walter Scott's Historical 
Novels, the embodiment of action, of 
chivalry and of high ideals. His Ivau- 
hoe is a vivid [picture of the knight and 
castle; his Talisman revives the 
days of the Crusaders; his Ivenilworth 
gives us a glimpse of the brilliant days 
of Queen Elizabeth; in his Old Mortality 
we are introduced to the grand old 
Scotch Covenanters. These books are all 
intensely interesting and appeal especi- 
ally to the boy in the adolescent period. 
The history in these novels is not always 
accurate, but it has been said that al- 
though the hair lines in Scott's pictures 
may be neglected, mosi persons can 
learn more truth from studying his 
gallery of historic scenes than from por- 
ing over volumes of documents and 
state papers. It is in the adolescent 
period that Dickens characters seem 
most real and life like. Little David 
Uo pperfield seems so companiable and 
quaint, and we weep over little Oliver 
Twist's hardships and sufferings. It is 
now his Christmas carols seem most 
exquisite and pathetic. Dickens 
awakens philanthropic desires, a love 
lor those less fortunate than ourselves. 
He broadens our sympathies, and since 
we are most susceptible to these intlu- 


ence while we are young, we should read 
his works for their elevating tendencies. 
If we want something humorous turn to 
his Pickwick Papers and spend an hour 
or so with Sam Weller. A good hearty 
laugh over Sam'sawkwardness, stupidity 
and wit will do any one good. The 
pages of Dickens are unsullied and he 
instructs, amuses and ennobles. Be- 
come better acquainted with him. 

It is so important to cultivate a taste 
for good classic literature. Some people 
go through life believing that all litera- 
ture bearing the classic stamp is dry, 
heavy aud uninteresting, It is simply 
because they have read the wrong thing 
first. If you give a boy of 14 "Huskin's 
Seven Lamps of Architecture" to read 
he isill not appreciate it, if you follow 
this up by giving him "Wordsworth's 
Intimation of Immortality," on George 
Eliot's 'Komola," He will be disgusted 
with it all. He will form a dislike for 
good literature and look for something 
ordinary and full of life. Give him 
Fenirnore Cooper's Leather Stocking 
Tales, and he will devour them one after 
the other. He will go ramping through 
them as a young horse in a new pasture 
Our greatest writers have given us plenty 
to suit all ages and conditions, and if we 
do not like their works it is simply be- 
cause we have not 'bund what suits our 
age and temperament. Literature is the 
best that has Jieeu thought and felt by 
the race, — then why not make the ac- 
quaintance of these great souled men. 

We can all cultivate a love for poetry 
if we begin by reading some of the 
simpler ballade. Any one can enjoy 
Shelley's "The Cloud," "To a Skvlark," 
and ''Ode to the West Wind," Burns', 
Longfellow's, Whittier's and Lowell's 
poems. Some one has said that poems 
are simply the lessons poets learned 
from life and which they sing to all 
generations. Their poems embody their 
best thoughts, their highest and noblest 
aspirations. Their souls are often laid 
bare and we see and understand them 

better sometimes than we understand 
our associates about us. We cannot 
expect to understand and appreciate 
Shakespeare, we cannot grasp the sub- 
limity of Milton, if we do not Hist culti- 
vate a love for poetry by reading short, 
simple poems. The treasures of Shake- 
speare are forever locked to us if we do 
not first climb to him step by step. 
Poetry naturally appeals more to girls 
than to boys — there is something in 
their natures which responds to the 
sentiment and musical rhythm of a 
beautiful poem; but even though it does 
go hard at first for the boys, it is worth 
while. It is worth all their efforts of 
perseverance; it is worth all their efforts 
of dogged persistence. Atwhatevercost 
cultivate a taste for poetry before the age 
of 21, or nine cases out of ten the taste 
will not be cultivated after that. Poetry- 
has a refining influence which prose does 
not have. Show me a boy or girl who 
is fond of poetry and I will show you a 
boy or girl who has tine sensibilities and 
high ideals. 

A good wholesome writer is Louise 
Alcott. Her little men and little woman 
her Old Fashioned Girl, her Eight 
Cousins and Jo's Boys are books for 
both girls and boys. We do not mean 
that no other books should be read 
except those which bear the classic 
stamp. Some very good books are "The 
Crisis" by Churchill, "The Man With- 
out a Country" by KM ward Everett 
Hale, "The Little Shepherd of King- 
dom Come." When Knighthood was in 
Flower, The Wide, Wide World, The 
-Man from Glengarry, A Singular Life, 
John Halifax Gentleman, 1-ost, Vet 
Found, John King's Question Class, 
The Night of the 30th Century, The 
First Violin, Always Happy, TbeJLainp- 
lighter and The Call of the Twentieth 

1 have named only a few of the good 
books which can be had, but in choosing 
books always select one by an author 
who has a good recommendation. Don't 


lead a book by an unknown author un- 
less recommended by one whom you 
know to be a competent judge, [f you 

.start a hook or story and you feel it is 
not making you better, throw it aside 
without finishing it. 

There is another kind of books which 
we should read, ami that is hooks tell- 
iflg US about our own organization and 
which will help us to lead good, pure 
lives. Horace .Mann has said of him- 
self "I was taught all about the motions 
of the planets as carefully as if they 
would have been in danger of getting off 
the track if I had not known how to 
contract their orbits; but about my own 
organization I was left in profound 
ignorance." If the same mistake has 
been made in our education we have ac- 
cess to books and literature which will 
enlighten us in many respects, and if we 
do not avail ourselves of these oppor- 
tunities we can only blame ourselves if 
we make grave mistakes in our lives. 
Girls should read Mrs. Mary Wood 
Allen's books for girls, aud Margaret 
Sangsler's books; boys should read 
Sylvanus Stall's books for young men. 
A Magazine is now published by the 
name of "Purity Advocate" which 
should be found in every home in the 
United States. 

Uoosevelt has said, "There are great 
problems ahead of us a* a nation, but the 
really greatest problem is the problem of 
making better men and women of all of 
us." 1 would add that this question 
would be more than half answered if we 
all used the greatest care in the selection 
of our books, and then read, read, read. 


Fried mush on these cold wintt 

mornings is an occasional treat nine 
the students enjoy. 

Prof. Ober was absent from College o 
Wednesday 1 >ec. Ilth, attending th 
funeral of his uncle Moses l,\ ober. 

In doing a thing it gives us power to 
penetrate into the deepest mysteries and 
to receive the greatest good from our 
fellowmen, books, rocks, trees, rivers 
and nature in all its grandeur. — Califor- 
nia Student. 

The one who is of use to his country is 
the one in whom is the feeling of duty 
to himself, to others and to his God. 
There is an ideal manhood to which this 
race must come and every step toward 
that end which the individual may take 
is a step won for humanity — College 

1 am thankful for a growing ideal and 
everbroadening visions of life, inspired 
by a growing acquaintance with Christ 
as my personal Savior— Edward Uyers 
in I'urple and Cold. 

That education is best that leads us 
most surely through the light to the 
beautiful, through the beautiful to the 
good, into the heart of the good to Cod. 
— M. C. Brumbaugh in Juniata Echo. 

The November number of the Philo- 
mathean Monthly is an interesting one 
from start to finish, Gustrarn, a Ger- 
man story, is characteristic of the Ger- 
man people. It is translated very clear- 
ly from the original language. 

We acknowledge the receipt of the 
following exchanges. November — Juniata 
Echo, Marquette University Journal, 
California Student, t lie Forum, The 
I'hiloinathean .Monthly. December — 
The Albright Bulletin, Purple and Gold, 
Linden Hall Echo, College Kays, Res 
Academicae, < ollege Campus. i.. i>. u. 

Music Program. 
The walls of Music Hall were made to 
resound with the strains of vocal and 
instrumental music appropriate to the 
Christmas Seasou by the following pro- 
gram rendered on Tuesday evening, 


December 17, 1907, by the Music depart- 
ment of Elizabethtown College: 

Anthem — Hark The Notes of Angels, 

Piano Duet — Jubel Overture, Weber — 
Misses Dorter, Kline. 

Vocal Duet — From Worlds of Joy, 
Wallace — Misses Miller, Kline. 

Piano Solo — Mazurka- De Concert, 
Leschetizky — Miss Hotter. 

Vocal Trio — (.Six Voices) The Angelic 
Choir, Adams — Misses Sheaffer, Hess, 
Mover. Withers, Messrs Price, Latshaw. 

Piano Solo — Prize Song, Wagner — Miss 

Vocal Solo— The Babe of Bethlehem, 
Dressier— Miss Miller. 

Piano Duet — Overture to Mignon, 
Thomas— Misses Sheaffer, Withers. 

Vocal Trio— (Six Voices! Sleep Ye 
Blessed Babe, Smart. 

Cantata, The Son of the Highest by 


How Beautiful Upon the Mountain, 
Opening Chorus. 

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus, 
Soprano Solo. Bass Solo and Quintet. 

Holy Night, Duet, Soprano Obligate 
Solo, Obligate Duet and Chorus. 

Glory to God in the Highest, Bass Solo 
and Chorus of Women's Voices. 

There is Room in My Heart, Solo, 
Mixed Quartet, Male Quartet and Full 

The Son of the Highest, Final Chorus. 

The program was well executed. The 
Cantata was very much appreciated by 
all preseut. A neat sum, was realized 
for the benefit of Hie Music Library. 

Program Eighth Annual Bible Term. 

Beginning on Jan. .'>, a line oppor- 
tunity for Bible study will l>e offered at 
Elizabethtown College. The daily pro- 
gram for two weeks is both varied and 

comprehensive. Three special programs 
will help to intensify the interest. 
Everybody is cordially invited to attend. 
For particulars examine the following 

Daily Pbogb \m. 


0.00— Chapel Services. 

9.20 — "Parables of our Lord." — I. N. 
H. Beahra. 

10.00— "Book of Hebrews."— S. H. 
Hertz ler. 

10.40— "Book of Amos."— E. E. Eshel- 

11.20— "Religious and Biblical Psychol- 
ogy."— D. C. Reber. 


1.40— "Vocal Music."— B. F. Wampler. 

2. 20 — "Sunday-School Economy." — 
H. K. Ober. 

8.00— "Bible and Hymn Reading."— 
Elizabeth Myer. 

3.00-4.20— "The Bible as a Missionary 
Book. — S. N. McCann. 


Jan. 5— Bible Study— Eld. U. N. Falken- 

Jan. 6— The Christian Ministry— Eld. S. 

K. Zug. 
Jan. 7 — Sound Etoctrine — Wm. H. 
Jan. 8— Temperance — E. E. Eshelman. 
Jan. 9 — Secret Oath-hound Societies— 
Elder S. II. HertzJer. 
Jan. 10— The Church— Eld. Jesse Ziegler. 
Jan. 11 — Love. Courtship, Marriage.— 

Prof. H. K. Ober. 
Jan. 12— Christian Baptism. — Elder J. A. 

Jan. 13— Feet Washing.— Eld. J. A. Long 
Jan. 14— The Lord's Supper— Eld. 1. V 

II. Beohm. 
Jan. I.")— Cast,' and Christian Work — 

Eld. s. N. McCann. 
Jan. 16 — Sacrifices for Religion.— Elder 

S. V McCann. 
Jan. 17— Cholera, Famine and Plague 

Eld. S. N. McCann. 
Eld. S H Hernial will have charga of the preach 


Special Pbogbams. 

Kdi cation il Meeting 

College Chapel, Jan. II, 1.80 p. m. 

Moderator— Pres. I. N. II. Beahm. 

1. The Social Function of the School — 
A. G. Hottenstein. 

2. What Elizabethtown College Stands 
For — Luella G. Fogelsanger. 

3. What Our College Has Accomplished 
— H. K. Ober. 

4. What Our College May and Ought to 
Accomplish — Kid. Jesse Ziegler 

Sunday School Meeting. 
Brethren Church, Jan. 12, 2.30 p. m. 
Moderator — Elizabeth Myer. 

1. Devotional Exercises — J. B. Shellen- 

2. The Sunday School Historically 
Considered— Martha Martin. 

3. Temperance Teaching in the Sunday 
School — A. M. Kuhns. 

4. Hindrances in Sunday School Work- 
A. G. Longenecker. 

5. The S. S. in Religious Education— 
Geo. W. Henry. 

Missionary Meeting 

College Chapel, Jan. 17, .'! p. no. 

Moderator— Kid. G. N. Falkenstein. 

1. Devotioual Exercises. 

■■. .Mission Work by Brethren Church— 

l'ast andPresent — Miss Ziegler. 

3. The World's Evangelization — E. E. 


4. The Bicentennial Offering — S. H. 

:>. The Fourth Beatitude-S. N. McCann*. 

The musii: for sptri.d programs will be in charge of 
Prof. W ampler. 

Resolution of Thanks 

We. the members of the Board of 
Trustees of Elizabethtown College, here- 
by express our highest appreciation of, 
ami also tender our heartfelt thanks to 
the Administrative Committee of Eliza- 
betbtown College, consisting of Brethren 
Beahm, Reber and Ober, for the very 
efficient service rendered at the College 

in making favorable sentiment, thus in- 
creasing the attendance and putting the 
operating of the school on a good finan- 
cial basis during their three years term 
of office, ending July 1st, 1907. 
By order of the Board, 
Samuel H. Hertzler, 

Sec'v Protem. 

Bra. Longenecker Returns. 
A. G. Longenecker, Secretary of the 
Kreider Shoe Company, in Elizabeth- 
town, returned from his trip to Pales- 
tine, on Thursday Dec. 19th, at IP. 30 p. 

Other members of the party— D. W. 
Christ of Trimberville, Va. and 1'. A. 
Shearer and daughter Agnes of Illinois — 
stopped off at Klizabethtown till Friday, 
(Bro. Christ till .Monday.) 

They were brought to the College on 
Friday at 11.20 a. in., when all classes 
were excused and students and teachers 
convened in the Chapel to hear these 
friends express their joy over the trip, 
and the appreciation of God's mercy 
and care in bringing them back safe to 
the homeland again. 

Dr. Hull's Address. 

Delivered at the Anniversary of the founding of the 
College, November 13, 1907. 

I am very thankful for the introduc- 
tion; and I wish that I were worthy of it. 
1 presume, however, through that intro- 
duction we know each other, and there 
is ii" mistake about my identity. It is 
pretty bard to stand in somebody else's 
place, so I am glad that J am thorough- 
ly introduced. 

Now there are a whole lot of things 
that I want to say before I begin. 1 
waul to say this : — I have been an edu- 
cator all the days of my life; 1 have 
lived with young men from my child- 
hood; 1 touch elbow to elbow with boys 
every day, and although your chairman 
told you that I was a grandfather, I am 
not, I am only twenty tonight. I will 


tell you why I ;im twenty; because 1 live 

with boys that are twenty and you are 
are just as old as the people with w bom 
you associate. You drink in their spirit 
and their life, and you partake of their 
natures, and therefore I am only twenty. 
The old almanac doesn't know anything 
about it. Mine is a record of spirit. I 
am onlj twenty tonight. 

When I go into an educational institu- 
tion I always look around and there are 
some things I like to see. This is the 
lirst time 1 have ever been here. I often 
beard of your school and longed to be 
here. I am impressed favorably with the 
neatness and cleanliness. Some people 
like antiquity, I don't. I am a queer 
person but actually I would sooner see a 
little Johnny-jump-up than a ten acre' 
held of chrysantheums. Now a little 
Johnny-jump-up is a prophet; it tells 
that summer is going to come; while a 
Chrysantheum is history; it tells me 
that the summer is past and cold winter 
is coming. I like youth, the springtime, 
of life. I wish I were young again. . 
Some people think it is wrong, but I sigh 
for youth. I would give anything to 
start life over again. 1 would even be 
willing to be a girl if I could start over 
agaiu. 1 wish 1 were a student again. 

I was struck with this, and I think it 
is right for me to tell you so, — before I 
got here I received a letter with lots of 
nice things in it, (I won't tell you who 
wrote it), and when I got here I found 
more of them. I thought to myself that 
that letter was just a sort of index sf 
what you have here. I was very much 
pleased with what I think I am reading 
aright — that there is harmony, there is 
unanimity, ami there is friendship right 
m among yon, and 1 think it would be 
delightful just to teach right here. You 
talk about your problems, vour bur- 
dens, — they are nothing; your needs, 
they are nothing. They will all take 
care of themselves, tio forward wit b a 
■-tout heart and with a linn purpose, and 

certainly good people will help you oul 

When 1 started in life, 1 possessed two 
callings, teaching and preaching, and 1 
never regret it and never will. 1 follow 
the two, and 1 like one about as well as 
the other. Hut believe that the held of the 
teacher is lirst among the callings of the 
children of men. I place it above that 
of the minister. I understand full well 
that tiie minister performs the marriage 
ceremony. 1 have married many coup- 
les, 1 understand that the minister sits 
by the bedside of the dying, sometimes 
all night. I have been there many a 
time. When I say that the teaching 
profession stands above it, it is true, 
when the teacher teaches as the Great 
Prophet of Nazareth taught — not to 
make the mind better but the heart bet- 
ter. We have the pupil in the formative 
period of life, when we lay the founda- 
tions of life. If you go to the court and 
your lawyer fails to get justice for you, 
you can appeal to a higher authority; 
but tell me where in the wide universe 
an injured soul can go and a wronged 
parent, when somebody poisons the 
mind of a child. So then 1 place that 
Hist, taking careful account of the other 
calling, and therefore I am just like Plato 
who wrote above his door, "Let no man 
ignorant of Geometry, enter." 1 would 
write over the threshold of our colleges, 
"Let no man enter with an unholy mo- 
tive." lie ought to stay out. 

Some of your teachers may not be get- 
ting five thousand dollars «i year. \u 
institution of this kind could not pay 
such salary, but I want to tell you 
this,— that after nearly fifty years of 
bard service, 1 can almost see glistening 
on my coat the tear that made a man 
out of me. When 1 was a young fellow , 
the death of my father and cueumstan- 
ees at home compelled me to iek on my 

own resources, ami 1 was set adult ill 
the world. .My good old teacher, who 

now lies in the old churchyard bj tin- 
side of my father and niolhei , came tO 

me, laid bis hand on my shoulder and 

looked me ill the face, and BS S l".u 



dropped on the lapel of in y coat, be said, 
"George, have you no higher ideal than 
this'.'"and the man walked away weeping. 
lit- was no relative, but one of those 
great teachers. I turned and looked at. 
him, a man six feet tall, one of the 
grandest men that Cod ever built. He 
was a teacher, the kind that the boys 
ought to have everywhere. 1 sometimes 
tell institutes that the best teachers in 
the county are not here today. They 
don't like to hear that. There are in 
Lancaster city tonight about six or eight 
hundred teachers, but the best teachers 
are not in that institute. The best 
teachers as a rule do not go to the 
County Institute. They are not always 
found in the Normal .Schools either. 
The best teachers in this world are the 
mothers in the home. 

Over in Boston the other day, Presi- 
dent Eliot of Harvard breathed a sigh in 
an after-dinner speech for a school like 
Rugby and a teacher like Arnold. Why 
Arnold ? I would be prepared to enter 
into a debate, that, aside from the teach- 
er of Nazareth, Arnold was the first great 
teacher that the world ever produced, 
and the reason for it was this: — he loved 
his pupils. You know that whenever a 
boy graduated at Rugby, Arnold gave 
him a set of books and he went up to 
the University, and when vacation came 
he threw open his doors and there were 
sometimes fifteen boys around his table 
during vacation. I suppose you have 
all read Tom Brown at Rugby. If you 
have not, read it. Tom, you remember, 
was spending his vacation in Scotland 
He was out along the creek fishing one 
day, when a friend came up and told 
him that Arnold was dead. He turned 
and took the train for ttugby; and when 
be got there he was met by tne janitor 
who said, "Tom, here are the keys; it is 
too sacred a place for two to euter at the 
same time.'' Tom went in. They had 
buried that great teacher right in front 
of his desk. The picture is given of Tom 
with his hands over that old teacher's 

grave, pledging himself to be a noble 
man. That is the secret of a successful 
teacher's life. 

I am glad too for another thing J no- 
ticed. I don't believe that that educa- 
tion that is not founded on the Bible is 
worth anything. It is a building on the 
sand. The Bible is the cornerstone of 
the foundation. We are in the educa- 
cational work to make men; that is, to 
make men that you know where they 
are to-day, and where you will find them 
forty years after this; men whom you 
can't buy to do what is against their 
convictions for two dollars, nor forty dol- 
lars, nor a fortune — the great need of the 
age to-day. I am glad (and I think I am 
correct in thinking) that some of the 
great temptations of school life are not 
here. Do you know that it is a perilous 
thing sometimes for a boy to go to 
school and that home training doesn't 
always mean security? You know that 
.Mrs. Ward, who wrote "Robert Els- 
mere," was a daughter of Thomas Arn- 
old; that Matthew Arnold, one of the 
greatest sceptics England has ever 
known was a son of Thomas Arnold. Do 
you know that it is a perilous thing for 
a boy to leave home and go to an insti- 
tution of learning where scepticism is 
rife? You remember Hume who lived 
in the little ivy bound cottage with his 
mother and sisters, and who communed 
with them. His name is in English His- 
tory to-day as one of her greatest scep- 
tics. 1 would like to tell you of three or 
four boys that I know who left happy 
homes, homes well regulated, anil 
which bad the family altar, and came iu 
contact with a few boys who were scep- 
tical. It is not always the father's 
fault when boys go wrong; it is a 
splendid thing to have a student come 
from a home where the family altar has 
not gone into decay. I wish the day 
would come when the family altar would 
become as popular as it was when I was 
a boy. 

(To be continued in next issue) 

Trustee S. P. Engle's address is now 
Raisin, Fresno county, California. 



Mrs. Clara 1). Suavely'* address is now 
130 College Avenue, Lancaster, Pa. 

The Mis^e-i Waltz from Lancaster and 
Mr. Clayton Myer formerly of New 
Holland, now located at Lititz, visited 
friend sat the College, Wednesday, Dec. 18 

Prof. E. C. Bixler was re-elected teacher 
of the Missionary Heading Class for the 
winter term. 

The Winter Term opened Dec. 2, with 
a total enrollment of one hundred and 
twenty-seven. Many of those who 
were students during the Fall Term are 
back again, and some who were in pre- 
vious times have returned, while there 
are many new faces among us. The en- 
rollment, now exceeds that of any Win- 
ter Term in the history of the Institution. 

Elder Frank Cassel of Lansdale and S. 
H. Hertzler from Elizabe.thtown, visited 
(he College on Dec. 10. The former 
conducted the usual chapel exercises 
and >_-ave a short talk to the students. 

Prof. Beahm returned from Ohio. 
Monday, Dec. 9, and after remaining here 
a few days, left for the South. On Wed. 
he was in Baltimore, Md.; on Friday in 
Harrisonburg, Va.; and on Saturday 
evening he lectured in Bridgewater, Va., 
on "The Stars and Stripes.'' lie ex- 
pects to lecture in Philadelphia soon. 

On Thursday morning, Dec. 12, Prof. 
Ober gave a talk to the students on 
"The Tobacco" He impressed, 
very strongly, the idea that the use of 
tobacco not only impairs the physical 
body but that it ha* a degrading inrlu 
ence on tin- moral and spiritual life. 

When Mr. B. (i. Groff passed away 
the tJollege lost a staunch friend 
place seemingly could lie tilled by no 
other. But one of his successors has been 
found in our worthy trustee, S. G. Cray- 
bill. He has been busying himself 
about the College Campus, having due a 
ditch and laid pipes to carry the waste 
water from the laundry. He also placed 
new crushed stone on the walks between 
the buildings. 

Undergraduates Who are Teaching. 

The following persons who have been 
students and who we hope to see return 
in the near future, are teaching in 
counties and townships named below: — . 

Lancaster County— I. W. Singer in 
Elizabeth Twp., S. A. .Myers, Bast Karl; 
Estella Frantz, East Lampeter; W. <i. 
Baker, Penn; Kmmu George, Amos Geib, 
P. B. Gibble, L. 1',. Earhart and David 
Hernley in Rapho; Clayton Frey, Anna 
Morning and Lilian Kisser in Mt. Joy; 
Garfield Shearer in Conoy; C. W. (iibbel 
and W. W. Cubbel in Warwick; Anna D. 
Martin in I'pper Leacock. 

Dauphin County— Tillie Booser. F.dith 
Martin, Anna timber, Ray timber and 
Anna Gannon. 

Lebanon County — Mr. King. 

York County— Jacob E, Myers. 

Adams County— Howard Danner. 

Cumberland County — Annie Hollinger. 

Mifflin County— Miss Steinberger anil 
Miss Yeater. 

Here are some that we omitted above 
but insert their names now. We are not 
sure about tile tow DBuipt 

s. R. McDannel, Abram Martin and 

Mai v I >a', .lii 

should there be any other undergrad- 
uates whose names have been omitted, 

we kindly a*k our friends to give theio 
to us. and we shall be pleased to insert 
them later. 



On Sept. 8, 1907, -Mr. Daniel K. Marks, 
of Logansville, York Co., to Miss Sadie 
Fans, also of York County. Our College 
Times wishes them a very happy married 


On Sept. 12, WOT, at the home of Prof. 
d. N. Falk'enstein in Elizabethtown, Mr. 
Elmer C. Kichwine of Harrisburg, and 
Miss Carrie T. Nelfof Shippensburg were 
united in the holy bonds of wedlock. 
Prof, falkenstein tied the knot. 

Our College Times extends congratula- 
tions and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. 
Kichwine, who will reside at Harrisburg, 
.—perhaps are there now. 


The Society is keeping up its excellent 
record. We believe that it renders pro- 
grams that are of a higher order than it 
ilid at any previous time in its history. 
The programs are both entertaining and 
instructive. The meetings are all well 
attended and we feel sure that every 
body is benefitted in attending. 

The following are several questions 
that have recently been debated: 

Resolved, That mathematics has a 
greater educational value than science. 

Resolved, That Home has contributed 
more to civilization than Greece. 

(>n the latter question, the regular de- 
bate was especially interesting. The 
Socielv decided in favor of the atlirma- 

The present officers are: Pres., Mr. 
Minnicb; Vice Pres., Mr. Barto; Sec, 

Miss Withers; Editor, Miss Ryan; Critic, 
Mi. Kuhl. F.. it. mill.. 

The Value of Flowers. 
Continued from December issue, page 15. 

The Persian in the far East delights iu 
the perfume of flowers, and writes his 
love in nosegays; while the Indian child 
of the far West claps his hands with glee 
as he gathers the abundant blossoms, — 
the illuminated scriptures of the prairies. 

The Cupid of the ancient Hindoos 
tipped his arrows with riowers, and or- 
ange buds are the bridal crown with us, 
a nation of yesterday. 

Flowers garlanded the Grecian altar, 
and they hang in votive wreaths before 
the Christians' shrine. All these are ap- 
apropriate uses. Flowers should deck 
the brow of the youthful bride, for they 
are in themselves a lovely type of mar- 
riage. They should twine around the 
tomb, for their perpetually renewed 
beauty is a symbol of the resurrection. 
They should festoon the altar, for their 
fragrance and their beauty ascend iu 
perpetual worship before the Most High. 

Why Flowers? Without doubt 
there are intrinsic beauties in plants and 
flowers, and yet very much of pleasure 
depends upon their relations to the sea- 
sons, to the places where they grow, and 
to our own moods. No midsummer 
flower can produce the thrill that the 
earliest blossoms bring, which tell us 
that winter is gone, that growing days 
have come ! Indeed, it often happens 
that the air is cold and the face of the 
earth is brown, so that we have no sus- 
picion that it is time for anything to 
sprout, until we chance upon a flower. 

That reveals what our senses failed to 
perceive — a warmth in the air, a warmth 
in the soil, and advance in the seasons! 
Strange that a silent white flower, grow- 
ing on a hillside, measures the astro- 
nomic changes, and, more than all our 
Benaea, discerns that the sun is traveling 
back from his far southward rlight! 

Sometimes we admire flowers for their 



boldness, in places where that quality 
seems lit. When meadows and tields 
are gorgeous, we look for sonic dower 
that shall give the climax. 

An intensity often serves to reveal the 
nature of things m all their several grad- 
ations. A violet color in these early 
spring 'lavs would not please half so 
well as these pure whites or tender pinks. 
We like snow drops and crocwseB to come 
up pale colored, as if born of the snow 
and carrying their mother's complexion. 
But later, when the eye is used lo blos- 
soms, we wish deeper effects and profu- 
sions of color, which, had they existed 
earlier, would have offended us. 

There is much pleasure derived from 
flowers. Were all the interesting diver- 
sities of color and form to disappear, how 
unsightly, dull and wearisome would be 
the aspect of the world. The pleasures 
conveyed to us by tlie endless varieties 
with which these sources of beauty are 
presented to the eye, are so much things 
Of course, and exist so much without in- 
termission, that we scarcely think either 
of their nature, their number, or the 
great proportion which they constitute 
in the whole mass of our enjoyment. 

But were an inhabitant of this country 
to be removed from its delightful scenery 
to the midst of an Arabian desert, a 
boundless expanse of sand, a waste 
spread with uniform desolation, enli- 
vened by the murmur of no stream and 
cheered by the beauty of no verdure, al- 
though he might live in a palace and 
riot in splendor and luxury, he would 
find life B dull, wearisome, melancholy 
round of existence, and amid all bis grat- 
ification, would sigh for the hills and 
valleys of his native land, the 1. rooks 
and rivers, the living lustre of the spring, 
and the rich glories of the autumn. 

The ever-varying brilliancv and gran- 
deur of the landscape, and the magnili- 
,,.,„.,, of the sky. sun. moon, and stars, 
enter more extensively into the enjoy- 
ment of mankind than we, perhaps, ever 
think, or can possibl) apprehend, with- 

out frequent and extensive investiga- 

' This beauty and splendor of the ob- 
jects around us, it is ever to be remem- 
bered, are not necessarv to their exist- 
ence, nor to what we commonly intend 
by their usefulness. It is, therefore, to 
be regarded as a source of pleasure grat- 
uitously superinduced upon the general 
nature of the objects themselves, and in 
this light, as a testimony of the divine 
goodness peculiarly affecting. 

God might have made the earth bring 

Enough for great ami small, 
The oak-tree and the cedar-tree, 

Without a flower at all. 
We might have had enough, enough 

For every want of ours, 
l-'ot luxury, medicine and toil, 

And yet have bad no dowers, 

Then wherefore, wherefore, were they 

All dyed with rainbow-light, 
All fashioned with supremest grace 

l'p springing day and night. 
Springing in valleys green and low, 

And on the mountains high. 
And in the silent wilderness 

Where no man passes by '.' 

Our outward life requires them not. 

Then wherefore bad they birth'.' 
To minister delight toman. 

To beautify the earth; 
To comfort man,— to Whisper hope, 

Whene'er his faith is dim. 
For who socareth for the llower-. 

Will care much more for him. 

Mr. Melhesian from Armenia. B friend 

of John Berbarian, is now a student 
with us. lie Bays hecannol express his 
appreciation of the benefits of thisschool. 
lie attributes his being here to the 
guidance ofttod and feels »erj grateful 
for the same, lie is bright and studious 
and we bespeak succeasfor him. 



Thanksgiving Vacation. 

The Fall Term ended Wednesday even- 
ing, Nov. 27. The majority of the 
Students went to their respective homes, 
but for the benefit who remain- 
ed at College, an Impromptu Literary 
Program was rendered in which all 
present took part. 

On Thanksgiving Day, thirty-four ate 
dinnerjat the College. These included 
Dr. Keher and family, Mrs. Peahm and 
family, and the students remaining at 
College. The dinner consisted of roast 
chicken, fried sweet potatoes, mashed 
potatoes, cold slaw, slewed corn, celery, 
canned cherries, pickles, custard, cake 
and oranges. 

Many of the students from a distance 
spent their vacation as the guests of 
other students. Misses < Jrau and (.'assel 
as the guests of Miss Zug at her home 
in .Mastersonville, Miss Ryan as Miss 
•Sheatfer's guest at Bareville", Misses Hess 
and Myers, at the home of Miss Swarr 
at Mountville, Miss Cashman, at the 
home of Miss Longeneeker near Aimville, 
Misses Sprinkle and Newcomer, with 
friends at East Petersburg and Mr. Price, 
at Mechanicshurg as the guest of Mr. 
Hershman. Prof, and Mrs. Wampler 
spent the vacation visiting the homes of 
Benj. llottel, Trustee of the College, 
Floy ('routhaniel, and Katharyn Moyer, 
in Montgomery and Pucks counties. 



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Elizabethtown College 



I. N. H. Beahm, President. 

Lecturer on Bible. 

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Another Bible Term has closed. Many 
dear friends, brethren, and sisters, were 
pleasant guests anion..' us, some only for 
a short time, others for two weeks. And 
now that they are gone, our halls and 
rooms which they frequented seem very 
lonely without them. We hope that 
their star anions us has been much 
enjoyed and that they will feel and 
carry out the desire to visit us soon 
again. The interest was good, especially 
so during Bro. McCann's three days' 
Stay among us. His wholesome teach- 
ings from the Bible, his vivid descrip- 
tions of the .sacrifices of the ascetics in 
India, his heartrending pictures of the 
starving, — All should lead to greater con- 
secration and nobler service in the cause 
of the Master. 

Brother Beahm in his prayer at the 
close of Bro. McCann's last talk said, 
"We thank thee, Lord, for this glorious 
Bible Term;" and we hope that every 
heart present, beat an earnest and sincere 

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An Afternoon in Febrnary. 

The night is descending; 
The marsh is frozen, 
The river dead. 

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Memi»E« from Mr. Dikit. 

Mr. Domingo Dikit, who was a student 
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ment position in his native land, the 
Philippine Islands, sends through Mr. 
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Bible Term. 

The snow recommences; 
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The road o'er the plain; 

While through the meadows, 
Like fearful shadows, 
Slowly passes 

A funeral train. 

The bell is pealing, 
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The Value of the Study of Missions. 

Though this is an age of commercial- 
ism, it isalso pre-eminently an age of Mis- 
sions. In no other time since the Ap&s- 
tles has there been such widespread and 
intense interest in Christian Missions as 
in the last two decades. Not only is 
ttiis interest manifested in the local 
churches of the various confessions, but 
it is centering in the Colleges and I Di- 
versities of our country :\n:\ of Canada. 
From 1884 to L903 the student Volunteer 
Movement alone organised Mission 
study classes in 668 institutions. In 1905 
there »cre in these colleges. 1,049 Mis- 


sion classes willi an enrollment of 12,629. 
This movement bag on its records the 
names of 2,953 Volunteers who prior to 
January, [906, have sailed to the Mission 
held. I mm Januan 1st, 1902, to Jan- 
uary 1st, 1906, 1000 Bailed. About one- 
third of the volunteers who sailed are 
women. Not less than fifty denomi- 
nations arc represented in the above 
number of volunteere. In 1905, 25,000 
students and teachers gave $80,000 for 
Missions. Add to these figures the 
thousands of men and women studying 

missions in the local congregations of 
the many divisions of the Christian 
Church and we have some idea of the 
extent of I he .Missionary endeavor that 
is in progress. In 1.906 there were in 
the brethren Church fifty volunteers for 
Mission work. In the same year $69,000 
was contributed to Missions. -Mission 
Study Classes have I »en conducted in all 
of our Colleges and in some of the local 
congregations of the brotherhood, 

This marvelous growth has been grad- 
ual and due largely to a careful study of 
Missions and to the spread of this in- 
terest in Mission Study in the Colleges 
and Churches of Christian peoples. 

As intense as is the interest and en- 
couraging the outloo'. for Missions, u is 
needless to saj thai little is being done 
in comparison with what can and should 
be done. We need to disseminate 
know ledge of Missions. The most effect- 
ive nay to do tins is by a carelul study 
of Missions. What we need to arouse 
a permanent, healthy interest in Miss- 
ions is a careful, thorough, systematic, 
Study of Missions. Having this, the 
great curse and hinderanceto Missions. — 
ignorance,— is destroyed. 

The Mission class is possible to every 
Church and College and many are the 
benefits direct and indirect, to be' gained 
by it. ( 'onsider a few of these benefits. 

1. Missions should be studied for the 
intellectual benefit The Urography of 
a country can bestudied to better advan- 
tage and its history studied more intelli- 

gently when considering a people from 
the religious point of view than in any 
other H ay. The history of a nation is deter- 
mined by its religious life. A knowledge 
of the religions of a nation is necessary 
for an understanding of it. This knowl- 
edge can he most accurately obtained 
from Missionary literature. The social 
and home life of a people such as the 
Africans. Chinese, or Japanese, is both 
interesting and very instructive. This 
can best he learned from the writings of 
the Missionaries of that country. For 
he, above all others, meets the people in 
their homes and associates with them. 

The study of Missions will remove 
narrow-mindedness and ignorance as 
nothing else can. lie who knows noth- 
ing of Missions cannot read even the 
daily papers intelligently. This last 
statement is true because the Missionary- 
enterprise and the local politics of a 
country are so closely allied. Living- 
stone opened up Africa to the world and 
he went there as a Missionary explorer. 
His sole purpose was to open the coun- 
try for the biospel Message. It was the 
venerable missionary, John < .. Patton, 
who was in reality the ruler and judge 
of many of the South s e a Islands and he 
through dangers and hardships, brought 
them to civilization. What has made 
Japan so great'.' It is not guns. It is not 
war. It is the influence of Christianity 
as taught by the Christian Missionary. 
Christianity has made India what she is 
today and is beginning to remakeCbina. 

2. Each Christian should study Mis- 
sions to he an intelligent advocate of 
Missions. He should be conversant 
with the difficulties in the way of evan- 
gelizing the world. He should know 
what is essential for successful Mission 
work. He should be familiar with the 
History of Missions. He should be able 
when necessary to refute false charges 
which are so frequently brought against 
Missionaries and their work. This abil- 
ity can be acquired only by study. 

3. The stabilitv of the Missionary en- 


terprise depends upon a strong Mission- 
ary spirit at home. To keep alive this 
interest, constant study is needed. The 
work in the Mission Held will languish 
unless the support of the home church 
is hack of them. We need strong .Miss- 
ionary pastors to throw their enthusiasm 
and convictions into the advocacy of 
Missions. The pastor needs the 
support and response of his people 
that his work may he effective. The 
fervor of missionaries would he greatly 
increased if the men of wealth in the 
church would lend their means and in- 
fluence to this work. Could not many 
of the men of wealth of the Brethren 
Church tie led to support a Missionary 
alone '.' In the Waynesboro congrega- 
tion is a man who works day and night. 
He supports a Missionary. While he 
sleeps the Missionary works in India. 
When the Missionary sleeps, the man in 
turn works lor the Master. 

4. One cannot pray intelligently for 
the progress oi 1'lirist's kingdom in the 
world, without a knowledge of Missions. 
He must know something of the needs 
of the Mission field, of the social ami re- 
ligious life of a people before he can in- 
telligently pray for them. The work of 
the Missionary must be in a measure 
understood, the hinderances and advan- 
ces appreciated before one can pray 
with the spirit and the understanding, 
(iod wants delinite prayer. Prayer can 
be thus, only when we know what to 
pray for. 

,"). The study of Missions is an aid to 
spiritual growth. What is better for in- 
spiration and encouragement than the 
biography of great Missionaries.' They 
trusted God and he failed them not. 
They can teach us lessons of great value. 
Our faith is strengthened; our love for 
Cod and His Word increased, and our 
spiritual lives deepened by coming ill 
touch with them. 

I close with a quotation from Bishop 
Kdward C. Andrews, — "1 know of no 
study better calculated to enlarge the 

understanding and to kindle a nobler en- 
thusiasm than that of Christian Missions. 
To apprehend the plan of (iod in human 
history; to learn the diversified condit- 
ions of nations, their religious aspirations 
and faith, and their own invariable need 
of Coil in Christ; to trace the move- 
ments of providence in relation to the 
aggressive life of the Church; to search 
the secret springs of the modern Miss- 
ionary enterprise, which is the glory of 
our age: to mark its successes and fail- 
ures and the causes of each ; to come in- 
to admiration ol'.and sympathy with the 
faith, the heroism, the self-sacrificing 
love with which the work of Missions 
has been carried on in every branch of 
the Christian Church— there can surely 
nothing he better fitted to broaden, pur- 
ify and ennoble the Christian youth 
than the study of this movement of God 
among men." K. E. Lmi BLMAN. 

We note with pleasure the fact that 
the article on "How to Measure a Teach- 
er's Efficiency" by Dr. 1>. C. Keber, our 
Acting President, which appeared in the 
January number of Our College Tunes. 
is published in the February number of 
"Educational foundations," one of the 
best magazines of Pedagogy in ili" 
United States. This magazine is pub- 
lished by A. S. Barnes & Co., of V V., 
sui ssors to E. I.. Kellogg \ Co. 

The Bible Term was well attended and 
enjoyed by all, friends from York, 

Eiarrisburg, Lansdale, Lebanon Co., 

Lancaster, and many other place- wen 
with us. 

The extra dining room had three ne» 
tables and very often they were tilled to 
overflowing beside the regular dining 

Aunt Mary Kid.i again superintended 

the supplying of bed-clothing ami neces- 
saries of this kind for Bible Term. 


our Eighth Annual Bible Term opened 
on Sunday evening, January ■ >, with a 
sermon on "Bible Study'' by Eldertj. 
N. b'alkenstein. The Christian Workers 1 
meeting which preceded this sermon was 
exceptionally rife with remarks favor- 
able (u. and urgent of, closer Bible study. 
One speaker quoted from Dwigbt these 
words:— "The Bible is a window in this 
prison of hope, through which we look 
into eternity." Another gave Lhesi 
winds from Margaret Sangster:— " Our 
Bible reading should be regular, should 
be hallowed with prayer, should lead us 
onward through the years till our pro- 
bation is over, and we reach the blissful 
time when the dav shall break and the 
shadows tlee away." 

Jan. 5— "Bi bio Study. "—Elder (,. V 
Falkenstein. of Elizabethtown, w a s 

chosen to deliver the first sermon at the 
opening of our Bible Term. He selected 
as texts the first and last verses in the 
Bible, — (Ann. 1 : 1, and Kev. 22:21, thus 
setting forth' the idea that the Bible 
must be studied in its entirety, — or in 
other words- bom beginning to end. 
lb- said,— "Wi do not stud} our bible 
enough. It is the one inexhaustible 
mine of truth in which we rind salvation 
ami redemption through Jesus Christ. 

None of us can give a good reason u hy 
we should not be well acquainted uith 
its sacred contents. It is such an im- 
portant book that we cannot afford to 
pass a day without gleaning Mime truth 
from its pages. 

Our preachers too often preach on the 
Bible and not out of it. I )ne reason-pro- 
bably is that they do not know what is 
within. We must have ministers who 
can "rightly divide the work of truth." 
When we wish to bmld a house, we aim 
to procure a master mechanic, one wlro 
understands his business, and not a 
wood-butcher. Too many of our minis- 

lently to make a success of their high 

"II is surprising to know jusl no« 
little of the Bible is being taught m our 
modern theological seminaries. The 
courses have a burdensome amount of 
work on pagan religions, man's criti- 
cisms, theories of modern men. etc.. and 
the true religion is thus sadly neglected. 
It is mi wonder that skepticism becomes 
rile in the higher institutions.'' 


.Ian. ti— Kid. S. K. Zng. backed by long 
experience and possessing Christ-like 
grace, gave in his quaint, earnest, in- 
teresting way, such advice as can be giv- 
en oft-times only by the experienced. 

His text was taken from I Cor. 12: 27- 
31. "The Christian Ministry," he said, 
'■began over 1900 yean* ago. with the 
words of the Savior, who says: -1 am 
come to send lire on the earth, and » hat 
will i. if it be already kindled'.'" .Matt. 
I. is gives us the beginning of that 
"Christian .Ministry." Their work was 
assigned them in Matt. HI, and altho at 
Hist sent to the .Jews only, the command 
given later was, "Go ye into all the 
world and preach the Gospel to everv 

Elder Zug maintained that the Church 
being the body of Christ, should call 
men to the ministry, and not ask who 
wanted to come, believing that "the real 
way, the Apostolic way" of choosing 
ministers is found recorded in Acts li: [. 

Next he dealt with the "Preparation 
for the Ministry." He showed us that 
even though Jesus chose ignorant men, 
he had them three years with Him. But 
he clearly set forth the work of the 
Spirit by saying that even though pre- 
pared by the "(ireat Teacher," yet they 
could not comprehend until they had re- 
ceived the Holy Spirit. 


Many other helpful ami needed words 
of advice and admonition were given by 
Elder Zug, not only to the members, but 
to the ministers as well, lie pressed 
home the duties of ministers, who are 
the shepherds and should look after and 
feed the sheep and the lambs. 

H. L. Smith 

"Sound Doctrine." 

Jan. 7 — This was the subject assigned 
to Bro. VVra. H. Miller. Bro. Miller, 
smiling said that he likes a text and 
read from Hebrews 13:8. The meaning 
of the word doctrine was then given : 
"A doctrine is a law or rule of guidance." 
We were taken back to the Oarden of 
Kden where man was given the first doc- 
trine. Satan then delivered his doctrine, 
merely changing (iod's doctrine to meet 
his views. 

The scene was changed and we followed 
a procession to a little grave-yard. All 
this was l he penalty entailed by break- 
ing the law of (iod's doctrine. At this 
point, Bro. Miller spoke of the warning 
given by Amos, comparing the present 
day with the tim° of the prophet. 

He upheld the teacher who seeks not 
onlv faults in his pupils, but one like 
Paul, who first sets forth the good in 
them, aud then gives a gentle, yet pow- 
erful reproof. 

In conclusion, Bro. Miller quoted the 
words of a preacher who deplored the 
fact that his church was becoming a 
mere bundle of forms and ceremonies, 
May that never be said of us. 

Bro. Miller showed great readiness in 
quoting Scripture on which to base bis 
points. Agnes M. Ryan, 

"The Church and tiii. Saloon." 
.Ian 8.— "The Church and the Saloon." 
Bro. E. E. Kshelman, a member of the 
faculty and teacher in the Bible Depart- 
ment, took for his text I Cor. II): 1' I 
"Let no man seek his own, but every 
man another's wealth." He said, "The 
drink babil is the fundamental evil of 

the world. One person out of every four 
drinks to day. The consumption of 
alcoholic liquors is greater today than 
ever before." He also stated that not 
only are indulgers of the habit affected, 
but all are affected by intemperance. 

Anything injurious to man is an enemy 
to the church, physically, morally and 
spiritually. Out of seven million young 
men, five million two hundred thousand 
are not in the church. Two percent, are 
active in the church, the rest are in the 

In discussing the number of saloons in 
United States, lie said: "In the D. S. 
there is one saloon to every three hun- 
dred eighty people; in 1'hiladephia, one 
to every six hundred twenty-five people; 
in Cleveland, one to every one hundred 
eighty-five people, and in. Baltimore, 
one to every two hundred eight people. 

He discussed the usefulness of dif- 
ferent professions as to their importance 
to society. He said, "The minister, 
teacher, lawyer, manufacturer, laborer, 
clerk, office employee, people in the 
home — all are necessary for making up a 
perfect life, but the saloon-keeper is no 
important factor in society. The saloon 
is an enemy, a positive evil to society." 

He nave the following social evils as 
the result of intemperance: 

1. Attacks the home. 

2. Is a source of licentiousness, 
:;. > '.iiisfs di\ dices. 

t. Causes poverty. 
5. ( lauses disease. 

li. ( 'ausps insanity. 

7. Causes race degeneracy. 

8. Causes crime. 

Under discussion of divorces he gave 

the following: ••In New Vuii, there is 

one divorce to ever) forty marriages; in 

Chicago, one to every nine marriages: 

in -Boston, one to every fourteen marri- 
ages; in Philadelphia, one to every 
twenty marriages, and in San b'rancisco 
one to every loin man iagea 

He closed by making emphatic the 
statement that Christian people must 
"\\i| 1 1 1 if curse Ol intemperance. 

LUim Khi i 


RET llArll-lldl M> SOCIBI 

• Bro. Hertzler being 

business, Elder Jesse Ziegler substituted 
for him. Brother Ziegler opened his 
sermon with the words ot John 18:20. 
"Jesus answered him, I spake openly to 
the world; I ever taught in Hie syna- 
gogues, ami in the temple whither the 
Jews always resort and in .secret have I 
said nothing." 

He strengthened the point concerning 
the evil of .secret societies by the use of 
Matt. 5:14-37, James 5:12 ami Lev. 5:4. 
Some of the points he advanced were 
the following: 

The lodge is closely allied to the sa- 
loon. Taking oaths is against the teach- 
ing of the Bible. Secrecy is not neces- 
sary to good works. Christ took special 
pains to say everything openly. The 
lodge system requires men to conceal its 
workings from their wives and children. 
They will take only the young am| able- 
bodied. It is wrong for believers to he 
unequally yoked together with unbe- 
lievers. Out of every dollar paid into 
the coffers of Secret Societies, only 29c is 
paid out in benefits. Secret Societies are 
out of harmony with the spirit of a free 



Jan HI — Bro. Ziegler, having been 
regularly appointed to speak to us this 
evening on the subject above named, 
took his text from Hebrew 12:28, 
••Wherefore we receiving a kingdom 
Which cannot be moved, let us have 
grace-whereby we ma> serve God ac- 
ceptably with reverence and fear." 

In treating the subject, he first fcave 
reasons for calling the church the 
"Church of the Living God." I Cor.:;: 
U says. "For other foundations can no 
man lay than that is laid which isJesus 
Christ," He said that saluting the 
Brethren with a Holy kiss, and all com- 
mands of Jesus chnsi should not be dis- 
regarded. After having given the reasons 

tor the foundation, he stated why the 
church is regarded as spiritual, reading 
from 1 Peter 25. First, it is the church 
of God because it was built by Him, 
I Peter 1-23 and James Lbs. Second, It 
is the pillar and ground of the truth. 
I Timothy 3:15. The Church is a bride, 
Lev. 21:9. 

Christ is the head of the Church, Eph. 
5:23. The head directs, controls, and 
governs the whole body. When this 
relation is upheld, there is little change 
for the church to go wrong. 

Kaihryn Mover. 

"Lovk, Courtship and Marriage." 
Jan. 11— Prof. Ober took his text from 
Matt. 19: 4-9, and Mark 10:2-10. He 
said in part: "I bid you all welcome. I 
am fully aware that \ have a subject be- 
fore me that is not popular. 1 cannot 
see why it is considered im-modest to 
discuss a subject like this. We have 
many false, modest ideas about the mat- 
ter. Love ad'airs are the fundamental 
things of life. Love is pure when it 
comes from God. I come this evening 
with a prayer on my lips that the boys 
and girls may be what God wants them 
to tie. This is too holy a place and too 
sacred a subject to treat it lightly. 

•Courtship is the method of proce- 
dure used to win one's favor and affec- 
tion. 1 believe our young people ought 
to be instructed along these lines. Is 
this matter not weighty enough for 
mothers to take their girls and talk to 
them about it? Some localities would 
call some things right which others 
think entirely wrong. 

I would like the fathers and mothers 
to take a careful consideration of this 
period of a young girl's or boy's life, 
lam sony that you can not see the 
hallowedness of that one room in vour 
house which you call the parlor. It is a 
sacred place. One which you should 
guard with all care. For there is begun 
the union of two souls either for joy or 
sorrow. And perhaps ou account of 

j our neglect some 
path of virtue. 
Which the nation 

nave strayed from 

['he comer-stone 
ests is the I ie, : 

the spirit which should pen 

home, is that of love. 

What would you think of a 1 
is wealthy and treats his wife a 
Men should love their wives an 
them as if they were of their c 
and hone. wiltii 11. 


Bko. Ki ink's Talk. 

Jan. K, lleber spoke of you as 
baing a large family. This huly is a 
large family. A large family that have 
engaged in a grand and noble work. 
You have come here to tit yourselves for 
the different positions that you mil be 
called upon to lill in after life. 

1 want to impress one thought upon 
your minds and hearts. 1 would like 
ioi you to realize in the fullest measure 
what these opportunities and privileges 
are worth to vou. \\ lien boys and girls 
are youug, the\ sometimes do not realize 

them, hut as they grow older the} often 
look back with regret and say "If I had 
my school days to live over again 1 
would do entirely ditlerent." Now you 
who are attending this school have ar- 
rived at the age when you know better, 
when you see better, you know what 
your tune is worth to you, and the Lest 
advice that 1 can give you tins morning, 
is to make the best possible use of your 
tune, because your school days are pass- 
ing rapidly. 1 he old adage says, "Time 
once past never returns, the moment 

i hat !- lost, is lost forever." 1 would 
say again, let us maki good use of our 
time, for tbe use we make of these 
momenta maj determine our future 

Tom. Ebaxcis' Talk. 

Jau. 14— 1 wish to impress upon you 

this thought. Engage in those lines of 

work in which you can best serve (he 
people, "lie i- greatest in the Kingdom 

ol lleav.n who is the servant of all." 
UhriBt OUl Lord and Master descended 
to wash his disciples feet, thus giving us 
the idea of service. If we serve our 
generation, we may expect to rank well 
in the Kingdom of God. When [come 
among you I feel young again. 1 feel 
that there are many things that I can 
learn. I am anx 
be of service to 

1 hear it said t 
another building 
to see another building erecle 
that the work w ill go on and 
will be educated lor service. 

- to see tins school 
tnkind, and to the 

need ol 
ery glad 


.Ian. 14 — J am very glad to he here 
again. I love to lie among the young 
people who are preparing I'm the great 
duties that will lest upon them in the 

future. 1 bave lived long enough in 
know w hat it is to grow up from youth 
to manhood, and ! know that you need 
a great deal to help von to go through 
life as you ought in go. I lie dangei 
that beset x on in the hie that is before 
you, J on are haul i \ aware of yet. 

1 don't know of anv vocation in life 
that is to he compared with 

teaching the youtlilul inind, of training 

the young into the ways of hie. lean 
encourage you this morning to make the 
best use nl your time; let your purpose 
and aim he high; and let your efforts 
point towards qualifying yourself to hi- 
nt the greatest use to tbe greatest number. 

On Saturday, Jan. 18, Mi. >. S, Sump- 
iiiiiii who was a student here in 1804 and 
bis friend Miss Bella Sheafferof Mount 

,lo\ called at tin- I 'nilrge. Mr. >u:u piuan 
teal -In IS the i iiaiiimar School at limn, 
and preaches in the i'.\ angelical Church, 

at KeMiiont in Lebanon county, ever) 

two weeks. 


." Ii.ii 

< Hk ( < ILLEGE 



This year the Spring Term opens 

.March l':; and continues only twelve 
weeks Manj new classes will be formed 
and all class work will be reorganized. 
Hence this term oilers special advanta- 
ges to prospective teachers, also to reg- 
ular teachers who desire to pursue ad- 
vanced studies; ami to those coming 
from the public schools wishing to re- 
view their studies and take ii|i others; 

and finally, to Normal School graduates 

rwo members ol the faculty spent si\ 
weeks in study at Crsinus College and 
I ' nn eisity ol 1'ennsy l\ a nia last summer. 
1 be faculty was strengthened bj the ad- 
dition of a regular Bible Teacher. Kxtra 
teachers are provided tor additional 
classes during the Spring Term. Two 
college and university graduates have 
charge of College Preparatory and Colle- 
giate branches. All the teachers are 
graduates from recognized institution's 

of learning ami have successful experi- 
ence in teaching. 

Departments ok Instruction. 

Pium.ooh \i.. — This department is 
regularly maintained and oilers a three 
years' course. .\ class in Elementary 
Pedagogy will be conducted for those 
expecting to teach tor the lirst lime. 
Classes in School .Management, Genetic 
Psychology. Systems of Education, 
Philosophy of Teaching ami Ethics will 
lie organized. 

Hm.i isi I Si i i-.vhi n . — (lasses in all the 
common school branches will be formed 
.suitable to the needs of those coming 
from the public schools. Besides, .lasses 
in Civics, Algebra. American Literature. 
Physical I ieography, Higher Arithmetic, 
Botany, Chemistry, Drawing, General 
His tor} ami Geometry are rcgiilarh 

I'm. i. i.i. t; I'm awl; vi'U.'i — (lasses in 

Elements of Latin. ( Vasoi . < icero. Virgil, 
(ireek, German and Solid Geometry are 
offered to persons wishing to prepare for 

Comm ebci a l — Thorough instruction in 
Bookkeeping, Commercial Arithmetic, 
shorthand, Business Correspondence, 

Typewriting, etc., is Offered by enthusias- 
tic teachers. 

.Mi sic ' — Daily instruction and practice 
in chorus singing and sight reading are 
offered free to all regular students. Also 
Voice Culture, Harmony, Theory of 
Music, Piano and Orgaulessons are given 
at the usual price. Three teachers and 
six instruments constitute the equip- 
ment in this line. 

Industrial — Instruction in Elementary 
AgTiculture is given to accommodate 
those expecting to pursue the Agricul- 
tural Course and to prepare teachers in 
tins subject which in a feu years will 
likel) he inserted in the public school 
curriculum by legislative enactment. 

Bible — Classes in Bible History, Exe- 
gesis, Homiletics, etc., will meet daily 
throughout the term. Students are 
urged to take Bible work in some form 
in every course ottered by the institution. 
Classes in Mission Study and Sunday 
School Normal Work meet weekly. 

Tuition for Day Students per week $1.25. 
Tuition for Boarding Students pet 

week i. op, 

Total for Day Students per term. $18.25. 
Total for Boarding Students per 

term 04.75. 

Reduction to ministers and children of 

Additional Inform itiux. 

The school has grown constantly in 
the number of students and 111 the scope 
of instruction until a commendable 
record has been established. The confi- 
dence of the educational and business 

world has been won, and our students 

and graduates are sought after to till 
responsible positions. Work done dur- 

Those looking fora good school are in- 
vited to investigate the excellent ad- 
vantages our school offers, and visit oar 
classes. Write at once for catalogue. 
As the dormitories are practically all 
taken, early application for a room 




Letter from a Bible Term Student. 

rl'his !e Irr -a.!, especially appreciated since it came 

Pear Friends: Since arriving home I 
have many meditations upon the excel- 
lent Bible Term we have just had at 
Elizabethtowu College. 

from my viewpoint the Bible Term 
was a remarkable success in every nay. 
I heard many expressions of satisfaction, 
and I am confident that all who partic'- 
pated m its periods are well satisfied with 
the Lvelp derived th re<Vom. Ministers 

work at fiouie b\ having the help of the 
instruction received during the Term. 
This training enlarges our powers, ami 
indicates more efficiency in the home 
lieiil, in doing our part of the labors in 
our Master's Kingdom. 

Much impressed i was with the home- 
like atmosphere of your institution. A 
word had only to be spoken, and then 
followed a most social time during the 
i, i n -ome I met and became acquaint- 
ed with at the Bible Term a . 
were absent this year. But so il ie in 
the life we now live — many changes take 
place as the years go by. We know nol 
what a year may bring forth. Lei us 
hope Lo meet again under such favorable 
conditions, but if not. let us kindly and 
prayerfully keep each other in remem- 
brance. ' D. B. Mknt/ui:. 

Waynesboro, l'a. 

Be ides Elder S. II. Hertzlers many 
duties, the charge of the Mecbanicsgro< e 
Church in lowei Lancaster county, has 

latelv been added to Ins responsibilities. 

Nearly three hundred persons register- 
ed, and we have reasons to believe that 
some left without giving US their names, 
Turing the Bible Term of two weeks. 

Many counties in Pennsylvania were 
represented as were the states of Mary- 
land, New Jersey and Kansas. Frederick K. Zook of Vlartinsburg, 
Fa., visited at the College on Jan. 13. 

We were especially glad to see him be- 
cause of his liberality in donating us the 
I.. II that hangs above Memorial Hall, 
wakening the students from their slum- 
he is in the morning ami giving the signal 
lor work to close in the e. m ujj! 

\niong the ol.l students wiio returned 
for a session or more of the Bible Term 
work were: Elizabeth Wenger, Peter 
hshelman. Stella I'rant/.. Mar\ Swarr, 
Oscar Diehru. A. la Little, Lydia Nibble, 
Howard Bittner, Emma Miller, Martha 
Cassel, John Buffeninyer and wife. Min- 
nie Hinder, Jacob < >. Buckwalter ami 
• Wituier. 

Mr. I. i; tioo I lorn srlj on i ol the 
prominent teachers. of Lancaster Count) 
and i\ ho was lor some time principal of 
i ii ■ schools at '1'eii" Hill, con 
si-nrs of meetings in the Meuuouite 
church located n .;i . hi i old ge. We 
were pleased to inn ■ him present at a 
session oi the Bible Term. 

Bro. Amos Longenecker addressed t i 

students and friends of tin Uollegt 

Thursday evening, Jan. 16 giving them 
information couceruing his trip to Pale- 
stine. Among the articles oi 
winch he exhibited were a string of 
heads from Egypt several thousand 
years old, an articli worn bj Egyptian 

women to conceal their QOSeS, an inn 

with tubing adjusted, used by smokers 
in Turkey. 

(Mil fireman, JOdBS Mover from Berks 
County, 18 a Sturdy looking young man 

who understands his business well. We 


need nol feai the blasts of winter as long 
as .Mi-. Moyei is about the place. 

\ Irak 111 tin' water pipes during Bible 
Term caused considerable inconvenience 
in the supply of water. Bui weexpress 
thru these columns our appreciation of 
the patient, uncomplaining manner with 

which our st Hi I nils and \ isitors endured 

this misfortune. 

We were delighted to have Miss L. 
Margaret Haas come in veiy unex pected- 
ly to visit uson New ^ ear's morning. She 
had spent the Christmas holidays at her 
home near Camp Hill, Dauphiu county 
and mi her return to Brooklyn where 
sin' is both teaching and attending 
school, she stopped off to see us. 


are glau 

»te The Intercollegiate 
statesman as our youngest exchange. 
It is an interesting paper full of anti- 
saloon sentiment. We call special at- 
tention to the article Abraham Lincoln, 
L'rohibitionist, advance steps in anti- 
lii]uor movement, social welfare and the 
Iii | tun- |ii'<<biem ami the social phase of 
the liquor problem. 
Interesting articles in the College Rays 

■lie The .Ie\VS, \ allien! till* Karthw ortll 

and Unsere Vunga Daga. 

The primary object of an institution of 
learning is to dispel ignorance and im- 
plant knowledge, and to assist the indi- 
vidual tci spread his thoughts before the 
world that others may benefit thereby— 
The Botetourt Normal Quarterly. 

The I 'eeeiniier number of the Philuma- 
thean Monthly is interesting from cover 
to cover. Martin Luther. Reformer, tor 
the Sake .it' Fame, Melrose and the Gar- 
den of Eden deserve careful reading. 

Kxchanges received are. December — 
Botetourt Normal Quarterly, Inter-Col- 
leginte statesman. The Forum, I'mple 
and White. Juniata Echo, The I'hiloma- 
tiiean Monthly^ January— Res Academ- 
icae, The Albright Bulletin, Linden Hall 
Echo, College Campus. Purple and Cold, 
College Rays and Normal Vidette. 

Composition 'Work. 

The importance of composition ~work 
in our schools cannot be overestimated. 
The best way to learn is by doing. 
Training in Composition work gives 
facility and ease of expression, affords 
instruction, and furnishes practice iu 
sentence construction, capitalization, and 
punctuation. Below are found several 
compositions written by members of the 
( ' and B I irammar t Ilasses. 


I had been planning for months to 

take a trip to the good old "Quaker 
( uy." my former home. What busy 
times lie re uere getting ready for my 
journey. I thought so much about the 
good times [expected to have that I 
grew absent-minded. The Zoological 
liarden. Kairmount Park, City Hall, etc.. 
were the chief attractions, not counting 
my many friends 1 expected to visit. 

It was evening, We were packing the 
\ alise and even thing else was ready for 
my departure the next day. On thelast 
train, who should arrive hut my aunt, 
the very person I was going to see. I 
was so disappointed that 1 felt like cry- 
ing. She brought me nice presents, hut 
nothing could take the place of my in- 
tended trip to the city. 

Summer has gone, taking with her all 
the pretty Mowers. Even the robins 
who heard her low call, have gone with 
With her. 

But now in her place we have Autumn 
with all its tine scenery. The clear blue 
sky, with patches of white clouds float- 
ing over it adds beauty to the scene. 

The winds are rough and wild, and in 
morning the earth is dressed in her frosty 
robe, which makes everything look clean 
and fresh. 

What a beautiful sight wt see along 
the mountain: The trees are arrayed in 
red and gold. And the leaves which 
have faded and fallen are whirling every- 
where. We cannot sec nature in all her 
beauty in any other time of the year 
better than in Autumn. 

Sab.i J-.'. Ro\ i.e. 


What Elizabethtown College Stands 

.hi H.hlc lerm, January 11. 1908 . 

Ourcollege is situated m a German dis- 
trict; it has beeu founded largely by 
people of German descent; the Trustees 
are of German extraction ; the members 
of the Faculty are mostly of i lerman 
families, and the school is patronized 
largely by the German element. So we 
are German and we are not ashamed of 
it, hut rather proud of the fact. Two 
characteristics of the German nation 
have ever been strength of mind ami 
simplicity of life; ami it i-> perhaps on ac- 
count of our descent that we staud so 
strongly in favor of these conditions. 

We believe in developing the intellect, 
m making young men ami young women 
strong mentally, but not at a sacrifice of 
the boHy and soul. Intellectually our 
college stands lor modern principles of 
education. Her aim ia the harmonious 
development of all the powers of the 
mind, ami she thinks this result can best 

beobtained by applying psychological 
principles presented by modern educat- 
ors. The science of Pedagogy i* yet in 
its infancy in comparison with many of 
the other sciences, vet rapid advances 
have been made in it within the past 
fifteen or twenty years. Hue to the fact 
that it is a new science it is harder to 

keep m touch with til* latest vements 

and ideas; but on account of the wide 
awake spirit manifested, our school has 
already made a reputation along Peda- 
gogical lines Antiquated methods have 
been relegated to antiuuate times. As 

our college was born with the century. 

so do we stand for 20th century methods 
and ideas: and in answer to the bugle 
call of the 20th century foi noble, self- 
made men. Elizabethtown College has 
been untiring in her efforts to produce 
i lie game 

Living in the 20th century means liv- 
ing strenuously, living thoroughly, and 
living accurately. Everyone is always so 

not receive the individual attention he 
should, in order that he may blossom 
out in the well rounded man. < >ur col- 
lege has recognized the fact that the 
lack of individual attention has been the 
cause of many unsuccessful lives, ami 
the student's personality is recognized 
both inside ami outside the class room. 
The clusses are so arranged that each 
Student may recite each day, ami thus 
receive much more good from the dif- 
ferent studies than if they would only 
be called upon to recite two or three 

times a week. Classes have h i divided 

to satisfy tins need. Thoroughness ami 

the student to make his exit from one 

subject, and which admit him to the 
nexl higher. 

As we stated before our college stands 

for simplicity, some conceive the idea 
that much learning uaaketh a man proud. 
That it causes him to turn from I he low 
and humble, disregard the opinions ol 
his less educated father and mother, and 
to spurn the ladder by which he climbed 
to his present height. K.iucaimn 1 1 ;i — 
often done this, bin in done.' this it is 
making the person narrower instead of 
making him broader. Kvei since I have 
known Elizabethtown College she has 
taught thai ho ties should be cher- 
ished, that, no iii.iini how humble tie 
home might be, it should be greatly 
loved and honored ; that mother ami 
i ither should hold die place of honor in 
the hearl : and thai th lit wishes should 
he regarded and respej^U. She has 
ever tried to strengthen the ties which 

lend students to then homes, thus glad : 
dening and brightening these homes in- 
stead of aleinating them in ideas ami 
sympathies. The education which de- 

the mind, which brings into 
play the different activities and functions 

Of the mind, and v el causes the lii art to 
remain pure and simple. 1- what 001 
college strives to give. 

. continued ><> ikum iauM) ' 



vember and December are as follows; 

Aptborp—'f be Opera Pasl and Present, 
.Music Library fund. 

Baker — Biographical Dictionary of Musi- 
cians, Mumc Library Fund. 

Gary — Tbe Complete Library of Univer- 
sal Knowledge, Hook Room. 

Edwards— Hand Cook of Mythology, 
Hook Room. 

Elson— The National Music of America, 
Music Library Fund. 

KUon — Reminiscences of a Musician's 
Vacation Abroad, Music Library Fund 

KIson— Curiosities of Music, Music Li- 
brary Fund. 

Elson— America Music. Music Librarv 

Culture, Music Literary Fund. 
Sbakespaare— AH of Singing, (3 vols, 

Music Literary Fund. 
Sharp— Makers of Music. Music Librarv 

Shed lock — The Pianoforte Sonata, Music 

Smith— How Music Came to he What it 

is. Music Library Fund. 
Lurette and Mason— The Appreciation 

of Music. Music Library Fund. 
Tapper — (.'hats with Music Students, 

Music Library Fund. 
Tapper-First Studiesin Music Biography 

Music Library Fund. 
Tapper— Music 'lalks with Children. 

Music Library Fund. 
L'pton -The Standard Oratorios, Music 

Library Fund. 
Wiliiams - Story of Notation. Music 
'' ""''■ Library Fund. 

Fairbanks— Home Geography, Hook Wright— Nature' Reader, No. :i. Hook 
K "" m - Room. L. D. Rose, Librarian 

Fillmore — Pianoforte Music. Music t m m 

Library Fund. 
, . , . , , ,. , , Society Notes, 

dates— Anecdotes of (.treat Musicians. 

Music Librarv Fund. Ifhas been eustomarv for the Keystone 

bi.ti Musical Mosaics. Music Librarv '-'terary Society to hold its meetings in 

|.' mi ,l the afternoon instead of evening during 

(iodolphin-RobinsonCrusoe.Book R n ^e Bible Term. Hence, at 3 p, m. on 

Hawthorne— Wonder Book, Book Room • ,:, "" i ' r . v "'• the Society met in Literary 
Lahee— The Organ and its Masters. se88lon * nd rendered a Tennyson pro- 
Music Library Fund. -ran, as billows: 

Lavimac— Music and Musicians. Mus.c Mus,c Male Quartet 

Library Fund. L,fe "'' Tennyson Miss Fanny Zog. 

Maitland^Grove's Dictionar 3 of Music rhe . Ma ? Queen Miss Miller. 

and Musicians, .Music Librarv Fund. M " s "' Octette 

Mason-Memories of a Musical Life, Break, Break, Break Joseph Smith 

Music Library Fund. Debate: Resolved, That Brownings 

Matthews-The Masters and their Music u " rks exert a - rt ' iHi,r ' nti " , '»^ for g I 

Music Librarv Fund. tliaU Tennyson's. 

Parrv-Evolution of the Art of Music, *-<ady oiShalott MissCaahman. 

Music Librarv Fund. Literary Echo Mis. Ryan. 

Pratt— American Historv Series, (J vols. ■ I " s "' • Octette 

Book Room. '•• ''• J '' '" ■■ 
Kankin Intermediate Language Lessons, " " • ' 

Book R ". Latest reports have it that Allen Hertz- 

Rietz — Mend.ssohu's Letters. Music ler ('05) is now safe in the home of his 

Library Fund. father's uncle in the West His address 

Root— Polychrome Lessons in Voice is Fruita, Colorado. 


Dr. Hulls Addres. 

(Continued from January Issue). 

Having lived in an institution for 
forty years, and having come in contact 
with other institutions, 1 say it is a 
splendid thing to live where purity and 
righteousness are on the top, ami I hope 
your institution will always remain there. 
1 am glad that you have started this 
college and that you have started under 
such favorable opportunities. You are 
going to lift many young people. What 
great slavery ignorant people are in! 
How delightful to be free ! What great 
slavery under the awful superstition 
that was prevalent when 1 was a boy ! 
When I w is so sorry that winter was 
coming, 1 did not know any better. 
Those long winter nights when the old 
women would come in ami gather round 
the fireside and talk about spooks and 
watches. When I was sent out for 
a bucket of water after dark, I always 
came in backward. I am glad that 
you art' sprea ling intelligence to free 

Some years ago [ taught school just 
out here a short distance. It was the 
first time I had been away from home 
and mother, and I shall never forget 
the first night, when I shut the last win- 
dow, I stood thereto see if 1 could not 
see the top of the chimney at home. 1 
stayed a month and then I decided to go 
home on a visit. There was no railroad, 
no trolley, so 1 had to walk, and I would 
have walked one hundred miles to get 
home that night. I got there about half 
past eleven or twelve, and I said to my 
brother who was waiting for me, "Is 
mother in the house'.'" He said, •'•■die 
has just gone to bed. She was looking 
lor you but you Btayed too late." t 
thought it was not wrong to stop and 
listen at her door. I just wanted to hear 
Chat sound of my childhood days. I 

thought it would take the burden offtnj 

leait. ami 1 listened. She was praying 
for her boy. She said, "God bless my 
boy. Make him a true man and pure." 

And nut iii the Battle of Life when it has 
been hard ami tough, it lias always 
nerved my right arm to know that 
mother was praying for me. And now 
she has gone home, but I am confident 
that my name is lisped in the sweet dia- 
lect of heaven. I say she was one of 
the best mothers that God ever gave a 
boy, and yet she thought that pole beans 
must be planted in the "up-going" and 
the post fence made in the "down-going." 
And in these days in traveling over the 
country, I find that a great many hotels 
do not have a room numbered thirteen. 
I congratulate you tonight that you an' 
lifting the people out of superstition into 
a pure, noble, true manhood. 

I learned another thing, —I noticed 
that everyone of your exercises was 
short, good, right to the point. Nobody 
talked long. 1 thought that was a gen- 
tle hint lor me, 

Young men, 1 want to sa y a word to . 
you before 1 close. 1 am glad that we 
are beginning to believe that every boy 

ought to be educated. Von know there 
was a time when it was thought that 
Only the gOOdlooking boy should be ed- 

ucated. You remember way hack in 
David s time, Jesse had a whole family 
of boys, and he pui even t.dl and hand- 
some boy in a position of mist. Little 

David who was not a- good lot. king as 

his brothers, was sent out to watch 
sheep. One day be saw a boy playing 
with a sling. He wanted a sling too, 
and he got one. He kept practicing 
and soon be Could handle the sling very 
well. While he was watching sheep, be 
also San a shepherd playing i reed, lb- 
wanted a reed and he got one. lie 
practiced and practiced until he could 
play very well. David never dreamed 
when he was a boy, that (his sling and 
reed would be of any account to him, 

ami vet we all know that these were the 
two things that mad,- him famous in 

Israel. A whole lot o| i g ,,,, ,, .,,, 

standing around street corners, sitting 
on Btore boxes, frequenting cigar shops 



ami allowing any amount of time to run 
to waste, winch, it properly employed 
would put them in possession of anyone 

of the learned professions. I u;int to 
do everything I can, to get young men 
when they are thirty or forty years of 
age. that they can dictate a capital, own 
themselves, and if anybody wants their 
services, they will have to pay for them. 
Some young men get out of school too 
soon. Stay long enough until you are 
ready for life's work and you will he 
paid for it. It is too late when the bur- 
dens fall on you. 1 am sure that I 
could not do the work that is on me to- 
day, if I had not spent the days and 
years in school that I have spent. The 
great need of the world today, is men 
that have remained long enough in the 
schools to get ready for life's work; 
masters in the pulpit, masters at the 
bed-side, masters in the school room. 
You all remember how the waves dashed 
that night on tic stormy old sea of Gal- 
ilee, but when the .Master spoke, there 
was a deathlike stillness on the proud 
old sea, When men get ready for life, 
men will listen to them. My one word 
tonight to the boys is, remain in school 
until you get ready for life. 

1 am delighted to he here and may I 
say just one other thing. We should 
find out what our boys are hest fitted for. 
If a person gets into the right place, he 
is happy; it he gets into the wrong 
place, he is unhappy,— all out of sort 
with himself and everybody else. When 
a hoy fails, it is not because he is not 
worth anything, hut because he is not 

in the light place. After all, the hoy 

knows best what he is fitted for. Give 


Undergraduates 'Who are Teaching. 

Ilcie are the names of some under- 
graduates now teaching which did not 
appear on the list published last month: 
Sue Buckw alter, near South Wales, .Mont. 
Co.; H. K. Eby m Kapho twp.; May 
' irosa in Elizabethtown. 

Educational Meeting. 

The Educational Meeting, which was 
one of the special meetings of the two 
weeks' term of Uihle study, was held at 
the College on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 
il, when the following program was ren- 
dered : 


Devotional Exercises, J. G. Francis. 

Address of Welcome, 1'res. I. N. H. 

Discussion— "The .Social Function of 
the School," A. G. Hottenstein. 


Discussion — "What Elizabethtown 
College stands for," Luella Fogelsanger. 


Discussion— "What Our College Has 
Accomplished," H. K. Ober. 


Discussion— "What Our College May 
and Ought to Accomplish," Elder Jesse 



The singing was directed by Professor 
Warn pier, and was a pleasing feature of 
the program. 

iu his address, President Beahm said 
he was glad to welcome those who had 
come and invited all to take part in the 
general discussion of the topics on the 

While listening to the discussion by A. 
1 1. Hottenstein, the audience was con- 
vinced that President 1-ieahm ha. I not 
made too strong a statement when say- 
ing that the College is gratified to claim 
Mr. Hottenstein as a student. 

Dr. Keher and Messrs. Light and 
Schlosser took part in the general discus- 
sion of "The Social Function of the 

Miss Fogelsanger. a member of the 
Faculty, told what the College stands 
for as to the Intellectual, Physical, Mor- 
al and Spiritual education given its sin- 

The aim is to teaoh thoroughly and ac- 
curately and to educate young men ami 
women for service — service for their fel- 
lowtiien, for their country and for Cod. 

Elder S. Hertz ler, Mr. l'alken- 
stein ami President Beahm made brief 
remarks upon the same subject. 

Prof. II. K. Ober in speaking on his 
subject sai'd that two divisions could be 
made, the visible and the invisible 
results, or accomplishments of the school. 

We see that the school has accom- 
plished something in being able to offer 
•a course of study equal to othei schools 
and the number of students is increas- 

on the other hand, no one can fully 
know what has been accomplished in 
benefiting those who were once stud- 
ents and are now battling with the prob- 
lems of every day life. 

Letters from former students to their 
teachers test fy of the excellent training 
the;, received while attending this school. 

la the general discussion of the topic. 
President Beahm said that through the 
agency of the College many young men 
and women became Christians. 

Kemarks were also made by Elder S. 
H. Hertzler and A. S. Kreider, of Ann- 
ville, I'a. 

Elder .lesse Ziegler, president of the 
Hoard of Trustees, in speaking on the 
subject assigned to him said that he 
thought the future should be the out- 
growth of the past. 

The mission of the school is not yet ac- 
complished— only just begun. It ma\ 
be the means of breaking down existing 

What it will accomplish is laigek in 
lie' bands of the Faculty, and in the 
hopes that the alumni may become a 
great influence for the school, though at 
the present time not insignificant, and 
that the students who go away from 

here may by their achievements bring 

honor to the College and above all— hon- 
or and glory to Uod. 

Elder Hertzler said lie desired to see 
the future of the College whal the pres- 
ent is. in dispelling anything which 
would create rivalry, and thai II. e prin- 
cipal of nonconformity be maintained. 

President P.ealini closed with a few fit- 
ting remarks ami all went away feeling 
that they bad spent the afternoon profi- 

Mary E. Hoffji \n, Secretary. 

(Please send all news along this line in Mr. R. W. 
Schlosser, Managing Editor > 

lb i •! EMVKB — Hoi -|.-|..u— (lii Dec. :' I . 

['.KIT, at t iic- Brethren's parsonage. 
Seigcantsulle, ,\. .!., Mr. .1. A. Buii'e- 
myerof Kphrata and Miss Stella Holler. 

of llarrisburg, were united i H trillion} 

by Pro. .1. I\ Cniybill. pastor of the 
above named place. 

Our College Times wishes thema happy 
married hie. 

Sangkb -\\ a Me i. ki;— At Harrisonburg, 
Va.,on!»ec. 24, Prof. W. II. Sanger, 
formerly of Va., now of Chicago, was 
married to Miss Hetty Virginia Wain pier 
of Harrisonburg, Va. The announce- 
ment says, "At home alter January 1st, 
ai 6420 Washington Ave . Chicago. 

Our College T - extends congratula- 
tions to this newly weeded couple, and 
hopes that this union may be a long and 

Left for Colorado. 

On Tuesday Jan. 7th, Allen Herl ilei 
who graduated here in the Commercial 
i lourse in ISO i, and » ho has been em - 
ploj ed in I lei i/h i Bros. >\. ' 'o.'« store 
in Kli/.abeihtow n almost evei b'i nee, left 
for Philadelphia, w here be expected to 
slav for a short time with his sister, Mrs 

Wells, and thee >-t:i' f foi I lolorado. 

Mr. Ilert/.ler's many friends will be 
glad to learn that his health is better, 
bill Ins physicians have advised a slay 

of a year or two in the climate of Colo- 
rado, so thai be ma\ more tulb. recover. 


Elizabethtown College 


I. N. H. Beahm, President. 

D. C. Reber,A.B.,Pd. D., Acting Pres. 

Higher Mathemat 

cs, Pedagogy, German. 

H. K. Ober, 

Science, Mathema 

ics. Commercial Law. 

Elizabeth Myer, 

M. E., 

Elocution, Gramm 

ir, Rhetoric. 

B. F. Wampler, 

Director of Music, Physi 

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Flora Good Wamplfr. 


Edward C. Bixler, A. 

Latin and Greek. 

]. G. Myer, Pd. B., 

(Absent on Leave. 

Jacob Z. Herr, B. E. , 

Principal Commercial Department, Di 

Earl K. Eshelman, B. S. L., 

Biblical Languages, Histoiy, Exegesi" 

Luella G. Fogelsanger, Pd. 1 

History, Literature, Shorthand. 

George H. Light, Pd. B. . 

Tutor Mathematics and Geography. 

Ralph W. Schlosser, Pd. B., 

Tutor Orthography and Arithmetic- 

Leah M. Shf.ufer. B. E., 
Jennie Miller 

Tutor Physical Culture. 

Elizabeth Kline, 

W . H. Miller's Talk in Chapel. 

January 9, 1908. 

We usually sav something nice about 
the time we want to say Goodbye. It 
has been saiti by certain wise men that 
flattery isonly found on the lips of fools. 
I don't want to Hatter you before I leave 
Mm, but it is putting it mildly to say 
that I have enjoved myself since I 
have been with vou. I have hail a little 
taste of the work at Elizabethtown Col- 
lege, and you may see me here i|uite fre- 

I wish you God speed in your work. 
One thought for us young people. I 
have noticed in my travels, the interest 
people are taking in reading, and it 
makes my heart ache to see some of our 
young people, and older ones too, feed- 
ing on cheap yellow-backed literature. 
1 believe your teachers are directing you 
along this line. I noticed a splendid art- 
icle in Our College Times on this subject. 
Don't forget to read your Bibles. Study 
ttiem well. 

Soon you shall say goodbye to your 
school days aud start out in life. You 
have glorious opportunities. Thank God 
for your opportunities, for your privil- 
eges and your blessings. Have an aim, 
and may the Lord's blessing attend you, 
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i lid Winter with his snow and ice was 
gladly greeted by us :it first, but be lias 
staid rather lout:. Some folks are be- 
coming weary of overcoats, mufflers and 
overshoes; but to such we say. — "Be pa- 
tient a little while longer, for on Feb. '-', 
ground-hog saw his shadow and hence 
according to certain beliefs winter will 
linger six weeks alter Feb. 2. The snow 
may still come in Hurries, the rain drive, 
and the wind whistle but the .March 
wind differs from that of Autumn. 
Underneath the wail of departing Winter 
there is a melodious undertone of hope. 
Spring is sureh coming." Who will find 
the first snow droii.' Where will the 
first returning bluebird build her nest? 

In our February number we neglected 
In call attention to the patriotic signifi- 
cance of the month. In our schools we 
celebrated the birth-days of two of our 
nation's immortal heroes, Washington 
and Lincoln. 

Washington and Lincoln were heroes 
when our country needed great heroes, 
because they were noble, brave, just, 
loyal and truly great in their individual 
characters. By rigid self-control, the} 

had gained such perfect command over 
themselves, that they were enabled to 
command others when circumstances 
demanded it. 

Qur country today needs men and 
women with these same elements of 
character, though the occasion may 
never come which will reveal to the 
world the names of its heroes. 

The birthday of America's beloved 
poet, Henry W. Longfellow, also occur- 
red, Feb. -7th 

The following questions' concerning 
the life of Longfellow may be of interest 
to our readers: 

1. (iive .Mr. Longfellow's full name. 
(Henry Wadsworth Longfellow). 

2. When and where was Longfellow 
born'.' (Feb. 27, 1807; Portland, Me). 

:;. Which of his poems describes his 
boyhood? ("My Lost Youth.") 

4. From what college did he graduate'.' 

."). In what two American colleges did 
he teach? (Bowboinand Harvard. I 

o. Where and in what historical house 
did he take his permanent residence? 
(lu Cambridge at Craigie House.) 

7. What historic interest has this 
house? (It was once General Washing- 
ton's headquarters.) 

8. How many children had he? (Three 
daughters aud one son.) 


y. What poem refers to Ins children? 
("The Children's Hour.") 

II) What was given to him by the 
children of Cambridge on Ins seventy- 
second birthday? (A large armchair.) 

II. From what was this chair made.' 
(Wood from the chestnut tree <>i' which 
lie wrote, in '-The Village Blacksmith.") 

VI. What diil he send the children in 
return for this gift? \\ beautiful poem 
of thanks — "From My Ann Chair.") 

13. What is the title of the tirst printed 
poem? ("The Battleof Lovell's Pond.") 

14. What is the title of his last poem 
and when was it written? ("The Bells 
of San Bias," written March 1l', I.ssl'.) 

15. Which of his Icing poems is most 
noted'.' i •■ Evangeline." I 

Hi. Whenaud wheredidhedie? (Cam- 
bridge, Mass., March 24, 1882.) 

As Others Sea Us. 

And foolish nutiun. 

What air? in rtre^ and i^.nt wad lea' us, 
And e'en devution. 

The above stanza from the writings of 
Kobert Burns, the great Scottish song 
writer, was used as the basis of a talk 
given by a member of the Faculty before 
the student body in chapel not long ago. 

Our school aims to give instruction ou 
Courtesy, Morals, Manners and kindred 
subjects, sucli as are not generally found 
in text-books, and yet are so essential to 
a students' success in after life. There 
area thousand ami one little courtesies 
which serve as oil in running the machi- 
nery ol any institution or establishment, 
he ii school, factory, office or church. 
Such expressions as "1 thank you,'' "If 
you please," "Will you be so kind'."' 
help to make things run along smoothly 
and bring sunshine and good cheer into 
the heart of the one who uses them and 
ol those who are addressed. 

ihi- gist of the talk referred to above 

was. that as we pass through life the 

world judges us by every move we 
make, by every word we speak. Some 
one has said,— "Actions, looks, words, 
sleps, form the alphabet by which we 
speli character." 

Uood manners are habits of mind and 
body acquired through right thinking and 
right acting, thai is, we should think and 
act in a way that will show regard for 
the feelings and rights of others. 

To grow in favor with man we must 
observe certain rules laid down for us by 
the most cultured persons. We must 
obey certain social laws which are pre- 
scribed by good society. The cultured 
man will allow the (.olden Rule to in- 
fluence all his thoughts, modify all his 
speech and control all his actions. A 
young man or woman is not educated 
who knows nothing about social laws 

Talks similar to that mentioned above 
are given weekly, and are ofmcalculal 
advantage to the ones who profit there 
by. That they are appreciated by the 
earner) student was discovered incident- 
ally. An estimable young lady student 
being contined to bed for a lew days 
through illness, expressed a desire to be 
able to go to chapel on Thursday morn- 
ing to hear the "talk." Said she, "1 do 
not know who shall give it. but I would 
like to hear it." 

We are glad to note the stand our 
neighboring towns are taking on the 
liquor question. If there is any stale in 
the Union whose citizens should tight 

agamsi tin- Mil anil tie- saloon vote, 

ii is Pennsylvania. Without a doubt 
the drink curse is die greatest enemy 
with which Church and State has to 
contend. It attacks the seal of lift of 

of our state ami National Government— 
the Home. It undermines social 
purity, Civic righteousness and political 

morality. Pennsylvania has been a 

long time in awakening to a sense ,,f her 
danger and duty and we are ^lad to see 
here and there over the stab- strenuous 
efforts being made to suppress this 
giant evil. 


An Expression of Thanks. 

We, the faculty and students of Eliza- 
hcthtown College, unite in expressing 
mi appreciation and thanks to oui 
bind, benevolent and thoughtful friend 
of Lebanon County, who so generously 
remembered the College on Thursday 
Feb. 6th, with a bos containing twelve 
large fat chickens and smne nice apples. 

We commend the donor for his 
tboughtfulness and large beartedness 
and assure him thai be is held in high 
esteem by all at the College, and al- 
though his name is unknown to US, bis 
aet will ever be remembered by those 
n ho dined at the College ou Kriday 
noon, Feb. 7th. 

The chickens were nicely and taste- 
fully nerved to us by our etHcient 
matron and her corps of helpers and 
wire greatly appreciated and enjoyed 
by the teachers and students, and also 
the Board of Trustees who were guests of 
the College on that day. 

Decided that, since t he donor, through 
modesty, has withheld his name in be- 
stowing til'' gift, tills expression of 

thanks he published in "Our College 
Times" so that, perchance, in tins way 
he may receive the acknowledgement of 
appreciation of his generosity and his 
good will, and interest in the CoUege. 

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Resolutions Unanimously Adopted by 

the National Penmanship Teach- 
ers' Association Held in the 
City of Pittsburg, Dec. 31, 

Whereas: The National Penmanship 
Teachers' Association, affiliated with the 
National Commercial Teachers' Federa- 
tion in convention assembled at l'ilts- 
burg, Pa., tins ;;Nt day of December, 
1U07. is of the opinion that the left- 
handed is so much handicapped as to 
practically bar him from office positions 
and ultimate business success, ami 

Whereas: Experience has demonstrated 
that good penmanship is the result of 
application or concentration of ell'ort 
properly directed, and that the fault or 
habit of writing with the left hand may 
lie asily corrected during the pupils first 
year in the public school: therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the National Penman- 
ship Teachers' Association request that 
the Public School Hoards of the United 
-taps demand that the teachers iu all 
grades insist that the pupils write with 
the right hand only. 

Resolved: That this Association re- 
quest the publication of this action by 
all educational journals, and other publi- 
cations interested in the proper training 
of the pu pils in our public schools. 

Club Rates. 
The regular subscription price of "Our 
College Times" is Sfty cents, but in clubs 
of live subscribers the rate is $2.00, or 
for twelve subscribers, $5.00. This offer 
gives our readers the opportunity of get- 
ting the paper free by sending us four 
new subscribers at 50c each. We expect 
to publish in these columns the names 
of those who have sent us clubs of sub- 
scribers during the year. Please do all 
you can for us. Your efforts will be 
much appreciated. 

Apple-pie Appearance Pays. 

"Pulldown your vest and wipe off 
your chin." That's a rather vulgar old 
saw hoys used to throw at one another. 
Taken literally and figuratively it has a 
good deal of virtue. 

I'm a long off and you can't hurt me 
e*en with an infernal machine, so I'm 
going to be daring and say things your 
teacher would like to Bay to somebody 
in your room hut "dassent." What I 
Want to say is that the student who 
doesn't put a good deal of time on his 
toilet is missing a good bit. 


Now Sit Up and Listen. 

"Clothes do not make the man," l>nt 

they make about all of him in sight ami 
may give him the chance to show what's 
inside his head ami heart. There isn't a 
school in the land without its good 
scholars who can't he sent out to lake 
the best places, .just because of their 
personal appearance. The teachei 
doesn't dare say a word. To tell any- 
body to press his trousers, brush the 
dust oil' his coat, shine his shoes, comb 
his hair, take his ringer nails out of 
mourning, put on a clean collar, and— 
well 1 see a dozen right now with eyes 
that look like cannon crackers ready to 
pop, bo ii" more spectticattons. 

The Cost and the Gain. 

Tost.' Nothing to speak of, if manag- 
ed right. 1 know one who looks well 
dressed every day in ten and fifteen 
dollar suits. Of course some would spend 
twice as much aud look sloppy because 
they didn't take care of the clothes. It 
isn't the cost, but the tit in the beginning 
and care afterward. Doesn't cost much 
to keep clean all over, and look clean, 
neatness is only a matter of care. But 
how it counts'. 

'Marse Douglass," an old-time south- 
ern gentleman in Nashville, used to say, 
"Yes suh, 1 can always tell a gentleman 
by his shoes. They're always shined." 
It wasn't necessary to -add "and his 
cull's aud collars, they're always Boot- 
less," for the one who looks after the 
shoes will have the instinct to look after 
the rest. 

Did you ever notice that everyone 
wants to see a person before engaging 
with him in business'.' Why? Why 
does the personal impression out weigh 
all recommendations'.' What docs he 
make that impression from'.' 

Ever hear of anyone being discharged 
for Wing neat and attractive personally'.' 
\\ hen you do, I'll lake this all back. In 

• meantime 


Good Looks and Grades Win. 

The reader will have no trouble in rec- 
ognizing a view point somewhat different 
from that of the individual who believes 
all the qualifications can be learned from . 
books and that the class grades alone 
are an arbitrary and sure prophecy of 
the person's future. 

It doesn't take half an eye to see that 
some fifteen years after my commercial 
course, I have come to value many 
other lessons not often put in print, and 
seldom learned out of a book. mi one, however, imagine for a 
moment that any sensible person de- 
plores scholarship or belittles the mean- 
ing of high marks in class. Other things 
equal, scholarship wins. A certain 
amount of it is indispensable, and that 
amount is just about all of it you can get 
in any business school in the land. As 
a stenographer, nothing can take the 
place of your being able to spell: take 
dictation ond turn out a good trans- 
script. Simply, other things added to 
this ability will make you more deser- 
vable and better paid. 

Book and 'World Learning. 

Because bread is not enough for the 

best diet, and because meat and potatoes 

help, is no excuse for throwing away the 

bread. Because scholarship is onlv a 
part of the equipment of the most suc- 
cessful, is no excuse for doing*away 

with scholarship, (oven tw o applicants 

of equal scholarship, the neat, well- 
dressed, pleasing one w ill land the job. 

Some learn readily out of books, oth- 
ers, in the w orld-school; still others in 

both. The last named are the best bal- 
anced, most successful. — From the "Bus- 
iness Educator." 

■-end for our catalogue if you 
tercste I in College work. 


LITERARY | <Kca„ m 


March! Match! March! L'hej will uun 
Forth at the wild bugle sound! 
Blossoms and birds in a Hurry 
fluttering all over the ground: 
Hang out your flags, birch and willo 

Shake out your ml tassels, larch! 
Up, blades of grass, from your pillow, 

Hear who is calling you— March! 

— Lucy I -a it i. 

The Morn of the Spring-time. 
"J'is the morn of the spring time, yet 

never a bird 
In the wind-shaken elm or the maple is 

For green meadow-grasses wide levels o( 

And blowing of drifts where the c us 

should blow ; 
Where wind-flower anil violet, amber 

and white, 
On south-sloping brooksides should 

smile in the light, 
O'er the cold winter-Weds of their late 

waking roots 
The frosty Make eddies, the ice-crystal 


Uonnd the poles of the pine-wood the 

ground-laurel creeps. 
I'nkissed of the sunshine, unbaptized 6t 

Lessons on the Life of Lincoln, 

K.evst u ne Literary Society, Feb. 
ruary 11. W08j 

Numerous are the lessons that maj be 
learned lion, the life of our great and 
noble President Lincoln; in Ins journey 
from the Log Cabin to the Presidential 
chair, liven wink- young in j ears he 
possessed qualities thai are worth imita- 

With buds scarcely swelled, which should 

hurst into flowers! 
We wait for thy coming, sweet wind of 

the south! 
For the touch of thy light wings, the 

kiss of thy mouth; 
For the yearl) evangel thou bearest 

from < lod, 
Resurrection and life to the graves oi 

the sod. 

( iKIll.N 

A I W 

He honored his parents, ana was al . 
nays willing to help them. His. deep 
sorrow after the death of Ins mother 
proves how greatly he w as attached to 
her. She was a Christian, and her Christ- 
ian influence was instrumental in form- 
ing the character of Abraham. He 
proves this statement by saying, "All 
that 1 am. and all I ever hope to be, 1 
owe to my angel mother." 

Those of us who have good Christian 
t [,ers would do well to follow the ex- 
ample of Lincoln's obedience. He has 
ucll been called ••Honest Abe. His 
honesty as shown in the circumstance 
concerning the loaned book, snd in the 
sto ry of how after he had overcharged a 
poor lady by a mistake, he walked about 
a mile after his days' work to restore 
the money to the owner, sets forth the 
noble character of this great man. Every 
girl and bov should be as honest as Lin- 
He was kind and sympathetic. It has 
been said that he never said an unkind 
word to his step-mother. While he was 
but a lad he made a speech to his com- 
rades on "cruelty to animals,'' after 
they had been stoning turtles. The 
kindness that he showed to dumb ani- 
mals reveals his sympathetic nature. 

lie was diligent. When he was fortu- 
nate enough to obtain the loan of a book 
he read it and re-read it until he could 
almost repeat it from memory. He was 
nol satisfied until he understood all 
about it. His leisure moments were im- 
proved by general reading and in stu-ly- 
ing history and political economy. 
He mastered English Grammar by 


mself and lie acquired .skill 
tion by writing out an epiton 
><>k No read. Thus the youi 
boriously schooled himself in 
i,l in the art of expressini 

uious Abraham Lincoln, our country 
would l>e tilled with Abraham Lincoln's 
as iri't-:i t as the one who was horn about 

inculn alwi 

aade diligent use i 
> improve his mini 
fen educational ai 

vantages which he hail, could become 
such a great man, surely every young 
American with the many books and mag- 
azines of today ought not to rail. 

He said while speaking with his inti- 
mate triend, Mi*. Bateman, "I know 
there is a God, and that he hales injus- 
tice and slavery. I see the storm com- 
ing and I know that His hand is in it. 
If llr has a place and work for me— and 
t think He has— 1 believe I am ready. 
1 know 1 am right, because 1 know that 
Libertv is right; for Christ teaches it, 
and Christ is God. I have told them 
that a house divided against itself can- 
not stand, and Christ and reason say the 
same; and they will find it so." He 
trusted in God and he was rewarded 
with the victory. 

We should strive to accomplish the 
work that is laid out for us as well as Lin- 
coln ilnl. The magnanimity of his mind 
was soon niuie apparent in hin willing- 

higbesl offices within his gift. 

An extract from his second inaugnral 
address is sullicieut to express Ins love 
in peace and chanty. 

•With malice toward none, with charily 

for all, with firmness iu the tight as < iod 

gives ns to .see the right, let us strive OU 

to finish the wot - we are in; to hind up 
the nation's WOUnds; to care lor him who 

shall ha\ e hot ue the battle and for his 
widow and for his orphans; to d.> all 
which may achieve and cherish a just 
and lasting peace among ourselves and 
with all nations." 

If every American would follow the ex- 
ample of out honorable, honest, sympa- 
thetic, persistent, charitable, magnani- 

Reproduction of Milton's "JLj-cidas." 

Milton's l.vcidas was written as a 
tribute to his friend Edward King who 
was drowned wink crossing the Irish 
Sea. Mdton begins his Threnody or 
f Grief Lyric as it is called, by an apology 
for his premature appearance in the po- 
etical world. He writes this lyric of 
grief to do honor to his departed friend 
and classmate. 

As mourners for the occasion, be calls 
upon the Nine Sister Muses, who arc In 
"somewhat loudly sweep the string" as 
a token of deep grief. He recounts 
their earlier school life and attachment 
for each other, and is almost over- 
whelmed I iv the sudden change. Shep- 
herds, "woods and desert caves, and all 
their echoes" mourn the death of l.v- 
cidas, and all nature is affected bj Ins 
death, tn an outburst of grief, lie re- 
proaches the water nymphs for their 
negligence in watching and guarding Ins 
friend; but in the midst of a second pas- 
sionate reprimand be seems to realize 
that his friends escape would have been 

powerful than the mighty Calliope who 

Willi all her power was unal'le to save 

her son from the fury of the Thracian 

In accordance with Milton's aim ia 
writing poetry, a digression appears at 

this place, wheiein he leaches a moral 

lesson mi "True fame.' "Fame," he 
s.ivs. "is the spur that the pure spirit 
doth raise to scorn delights and live la- 
borious days." Again he says. 

"Fame is DO plain that grows on 

mortal soil, 
Nor in the glistering foil 

Sel off to the world, nor in liroad 
rumor lies. 


As In 
Of 80 

iect til 

His moral lesson given. Milton now 
turns liis attention to the tjroup of in- 
quirers whose object is to learn of Ly- 
cidas' late. first lie hears Triton, 
the son of Neptune "ask the waves, and 
ask the felon winds, what hardship had 
doomed the gentle swain." They know 
not. and "sage Hippotades" king of the 
« mils, assures Triton. "That not a blast 
was from his dungeon strayed." He 
thinks that the sinking of the ship was 
<lne to the fatal mistake of building it 
during an eclipse. Next comes Camus, 
genius of the river Cam with stately step 
and sorrowful mein, and cries. "Ah: 
who hath reft me of my dearest pledge? 
lastly ( ies -t. Peter with stern coun- 
tenance, and cries out half in grief and 
half in anger, that he could more easily 
have spared some of the polluted minis- 
ters, who were blind to all things else, 
hut greed and gluttony; and who cared 
nought for the Church, hut taught such 
corrupt doctrines that 'their members 
were rotting spiritually. The downfall 
of the ministry is predicted. 

St. Peter's speech is known as the 
second digression, and serves the pur- 
pose of laying hare the corruption of the 
' llergj of England in .Milton's time. Al- 
pheus. god of the river, is asked to re- 
turn and mourn for Lycidas. The Sicil- 
ian inns,' of pastoral poetry is asked to 
come and bring with him from the vales 
and valleys, thousand-hued flowerets 
and the rathe primrose; 

"The tufted crow toe and pale jes- 

The while pint and the pansy 
freaked with jet, and the glow- 
ing violet; 

't again the muse 

s asked to 


heautv she.l 

dalfadilhes till th 

■ii cups "HI 


trew the laureate when 

Lycidas lies. 

Isuch is the tribute that must he [.aid to 
Lycidas. All nature misses him. all na- 
ture must mourn their loss. 

Lycidas is not dead, so .Milton tries to 
think, and vainly imagines that Lycidas 
perchance has been carried out to sea. 
perhaps past the Hebrides Islands or 
even down as far as Spain, lie entreats 
the dolphins. to waft Ins friend home 
again if he is found. 

Imagination gives way to hope, and 
Milton feels that though Lyeidas he 
sunk "beneath the watery Hoor," yet 
just as the sun sinks and rises again, so 
Lycidas. "by the dear Might of Him 
who walked the wa\es, has mounted 
high and lives in peace in the blest king- 
doms meek of joy and love." This 
happy thought gives Milton much com- 
fort and consolation, and with the 
assurance that all is well with his friend, 
he turns to new and unexplored regions 
of poetry. Henry L, Smith. 

Words of Sympathy. 

We note with sadness the death of 
Dr. A. B. Brumbaugh, of Huntington, 
I'a., which occurred on January 25, in 
Philadelphia, to which place lie had 
gone for an operation for appendicitis. 

Dr. Brumbaugh was the founder of 
the "Juniata i.cho" and had just re- 
signed his editorship at the close of 
1HII7. "Our College Times" extends 
sympathy to all who mourn the loss of 
Dr. Brumbaugh, especially to his be- 
reaved family. 

I'o you want to tit yourself for teat-h- 
ag? Write to us for a catalogue. 


Zanerian Art College, Columbus, Ohio. 

The Winter Tersu will close March 10, 
and the Spring Term will open March 28. 
['respects are line. Many applications 
tor rooms have been received. Those 
who think of enrolling this Spring should 
send in their applications to Dr. i). C. 
Keber, at once. 

Misses liran, Newcomer and Sprinkle 
visited at Miss Fannie Zug's home in 
Mastersonville, on February 8 and 0. 
Sleighing was good and much enjoyed 
by these girls, especially Miss liran of 
Brooklyn, who had never enjoyed the 
pleasure of a sleigh-ride before. 

On the evening of February 8, four- 
teen of the College folks went to preach- 
ing services at Cbiques church in a large 
sleigh drawn by two horses. Rider 
Jesse Ziegler being the one who conduct- 
ed a series of meeting at thai place. 

Uro l>. C. Ueber had his tirst experi- 
ence in administering the rite of Baptism 
on Feb. 2. Four were converts during 
Bible Term and one during I'.ro. Frank 
tassel's services held in liliaabethtown 
this winter. 

"La Grippe" had seized a numbei of 
our College folk but he is gradually let- 
ting go bis grip and we are glad to have 
them present in the class rooms again. 

All enjoyed the chicken treat send by 
a friend in Lebanon County and served 
for dinner on Feb. 7. Resolutions of 
Thanks will be found in another column 

Of this issue. 

Col. Ion's lecture on •■The Search 

th Ci 

on .Ian. 20, was eagerly listened to by a 
larg • number of our students and teach- 
ers, especially by the Rhetoric Class, who 
were requested to hand in a Framework 

of the lecture. The gentleman students 
who shoveled the snow from the cement 
walks leading tc town so that they might 
have good looting tor their lad \ friends 
whom they escorted to the lecture de- 
serx e credit for their gallantry. 

Miss Ziegler our prospective miss - 

ary to India showed her /.eal in the 
work latelv by making live or six calls 
m one afternoon after Sunday school. 
She had taken her dinner at llro. 1. N. 
II. Will's home, Perhaps this visit gave 

A Morning Prayer. 

1 1 lipping Imm S. M, I 

This is ill reply to your article on "The 
Moods of the Breakfast Table." I am 
one who enjoys the morning above any 
other time in the day, and should feel in- 
clined to scourge myself if I ever got into 
the unaiiiiahle frame of mind that I have 
seen so many folks display. 

Robert Louis Stevenson's '•Morning 

[*iaj er" should be given to all meinl era. 

1 alwavs read it over as 1 i lb UiV 



clurns and brings us the 
petty rounds of irritating concerns and 
duties. Help us to play tin- man; help 

us to perform them with laughter aud 


••dive us to go blithely on our busi- 
ness all this day; hung us to our resting 
beds weary and content and undishonoi- 
cd: and grant us in the end the gift of 
sleep. Amen." - Robert l.ouis Stevenson. 
Aki/.os i (JlBl I I'rescott. An/ . | 

We admire this girl'a sunny disposition 

others would do well to imitate it. 


ing which ! could have gotten at no 
oilier place. " Thai the members of the 
Keystone Literary Society are realizing 
this fact, i.s evident from the interest 
whicli the\ are taking in its programs 
and pains and care that thev take in 
preparation for serving. 

On. January 31 the male members ren- 
dered an excellent program. 

On February I I the society rendered a 
Lincoln program. It was as follows: 

Music Quartet 

Essa\ on Lincoln .Miss Bucber 

Oration W. K. dish 

Music Octette 

Debate— Kesolved that Lincoln's birth- 
day should be a national holiday. 
Declamation, Lincoln's address at Get- 

tynbnrg Mr. I lollinger 

Literary Echo Miss >iewcomei 

Music Quartet 

The present officers arc: fres., S. G. 

Meyer; V. I'res., Air. Walt/; Sec., Miss 
llorsi; Critic. Mr. Nell'; Editor, .Miss 
Newcomer. E. B. hi n I.. 

The cigarette smoker will nvvt'i he 
likely to rank bigh in scholarship; tins 
is plainly evidenced by the tact that 
ninety-eight .students have been dropped 
from Leland Stanford University, 

California, For i ■ scholarship, due to 

cigarette smoking. Cigarette smoking 
debases and demoralizes him who in- 
dulges in the habit and saps him of all 
ambition to rise.— from Ephrata Review. 

The death ofChas. limo/y Smith at hia 
Philadelphia home, Wednesday evening, 
Jan. 22, marks the passing of a great 
editor and prominent statesman. His 
writings were splendid examples of 
• •haste and forceful English, ami lie has 
long been recognized as one of the lore- 
DlOSt newspaper men of the country. 

"CHRISTIAN liwrisM." 

.Ian. 12 — On Sunday morning, January 

12, the students and others were privi- 
leged to hear a sermon on "Christian 
Baptism," delivered by .losepli 
Long of York, I'a. 

Bro. Long divided his subject into 
three parts, speaking first of what Christ- 
ian Baptism is. He said that it is 
the thing all need, want, and must have 
if thev want to he Christians. He told 
us what Martin Luther. Prof. Steward, 
of Andover University, Dr. Chalmer, 
Dr. Campbell and many others say 
< Ihristian baptism is. 

Secondly, he spoke of its use. He 
said it meant a birth— a means by which 
persons are inducted into the line of in- 

Thirdly, he said it is for anybody who 
had in his heart the desire to become a 
Child of God,— for those who feel the 
need of it, — for those who believe. 

Besides this he spoke of the mode of 
baptism, giving us definitions of the 
word, and pleading with his audience. to 
be baptized the way our Savior was bap- 
tized. He also told us what should pre- 
cede baptism, — leaching and repentance. 


"Fkbi Wasiiin..." 
.Ian. 13.— Bro. .1. A. Long, of York, 
delivered a sermon on "Feet Washing.' 
He was evidently very well versed on 
the .subject, although, as he said, it is 
not a very popular one. His text was 
taken from John, 13. He said that his 
own opinion of feet-washing would not 
stand: We have God's word tor it and he 
would I x- accountable for the manner in 
which he preached that word; because 
anyone that breaks one of the command- 
ments and shall teach men so. shall be 


us in His Wi 
clpjes I he I? 
earth, and a 
there ' Jesu 
aside His on 

the towl 

h them. Whili 
girded 1 1 imsel 

uh I, 

li' we do the thing up ought to do we 
will be happy. In obedience there is 
joy. Peter, rather than he expelled 
from communion with Christ and the 
Church submitted to the ordinance. In 
showing ns that il pleased tiod to have 
His Son iln these things he said, "On 
the .Mount of Transfiguration < hmI saiil. 
'This is my beloved Son, hear ve Him.'" 


In a letter to Dr. Lieber, Jacob K 
.Myers of Glen Rock, York Co., i'enn'a, 
says, "I wish to encourage the work 
that Elizabethtown College is doing. 
When Supt. Stine visited my school, he 
asked me whether 1 am going back to 
the school that I attended. When I told 
> i im that was mj intention, he said, 
■That is right, it is a good school'. He 
inquired about the different 
which are given at Elizabeth! 

the roughest in the township, but ! am 
getting along nicely." 

Prof. Beabm represented our College 
at the Fifth General Convention <>f the 

LieligiouS Educational Association held 
in Washington. I >. ("., Feb. II to.13. The 

t heme considered at this convention was. 
The Relation of Moral and Religious 
Education to the Life of the Nation. The 
threefold purpose of this association is: — 

1st, To inspire the educational forces of 

our country with the religions idea; 2nd, 
To inspire the religious forces of our 
country with the educational ideal; 3rd, 
To keep before the public mind the ideal 
of Religious Education, anil the sense of 


oy fcjlioop, son ot 
Ada Shill'er SJlOOp, 

this great world. 

Ir. Shoop will no 

lather because i.r 

in handling c I- 

A lett. 

iss I. 

,s that 

Montgomery county, l'a.. will not close 
until .1 mil- 24. Her alumni friends will 
no doubt be sorry if she cannot be at 

the College during commencement week 
to help adopt the constitution for the 
Alumni Association. 

The home of Rufus and Naomi White 
Bucber near Mechanics tirove, I'm. was 

cheered on January 28, by the co g 

a little boy whose name is Caleb White 
Bucber. Our Cradle HoR-non reads as 
follows : 

Class ,,l 1925, 1st. Mary Ihicher l'.eahm. 
"-'ml. Horace Daniel Iteber, 3rd. Ruth 
Ober, 1th. Miriam Bower, 5th. i'aul 
Staver birotf, (jtb. Benjamin Urofftiray- 
hiil. ,th. Mabel Brenneman Eshehnan. 

Class of 1927, 1st. Ham Beelman 
Bower. 2nd. Caleb White Bucber. 3rd. 
t'u'ght I.eKov.-h ,. 

Anniversary ! ! ! 

The anniversary of the founding of the 
t Allege will be obsen ed with appropriate 

exercises on March I. The commit) •■ . 

Profs. I. N. II. Beabin, B. b". Warn pier, 
.1. /. Herr are working on the program. 
Special music will be furnished and 

some prominent man from a distance is 

expected to deliver the principal address. 
All are invited to attend these exercises. 
Come and bring your friends with von 



After being absent for some time the 
California Student Ims appeared again 
with its budget of news and information 
from the Pacific. We quote "All asso- 
ciations should be with good companions, 
faithful friends and pure, uplifting so- 
ciety thai knows no evil pleasure or sin- 
ful amusements." 

Tin' Juniata Echo came out in the be- 
ginning of the .New N ear clad in a new 
dress. The front page is gracefully 
adorned by the title of the paper and 

We have many school papers on 
our exchange list and some are very reg- 
ular in their appearance , but none can 
quite compete with "Our College Times" 
i bflissabethtown College, Elizabethtown, 
Pa.,) when regularity is at stake.— 
L'urple and White. 

Some of the interesting articles in the 
College Campus are "The Foundation of 
Study, Socrates, The Heroism of Peace, 

and William Tell.' 

Oneol the best assets Ashland College 

(or any other College) has is the charac- 
ter of its students. Let us realize this 
and each strive to outdo the other in 
manly and womanly deportment in 
school, on the campus, in the dormitory, 
in the town, or wherever we maybe. 
— l'urple and White. 

Literature in Ms highest sense includes 
such productions as are elevate. I in 
thought. artistic in form and construction, 
and have the power and beauty t < > 
liberalize the mind and purify the 
(bought. To love the study of litera- 
ture is to have within grasp one of the 
best treasures that this life affords. 

—Albright Bulletin. 

Do you know of any persons who are 
inkingof attending a higher Institution 
learning this Spring? If so, send their 
and addresses to our acting pres- 
ident, Dr. Reber. Say a good word for 
us n benever j ou can 

What Elizabethtowii Colle K e Stands 

(Continued from Februarj is iui I 

The stand our college has taken in 
Physical Education. She believes with 
I'lato thai a good education is that 
which gives to the body, as well as to 
the soul, all the perfection of which it is 
capable. She believes that the true aim 
of physical education is the attainment 
and preservation of health, and the har- 
monious development of the body, re- 
sulting in beauty and gracefulness. 
Students are urged to take an active 
part in some out-door exercise, but the 
idea is also taught that athletics should 
bold a secondary [dace in school life. 
1 Mir ideal governing out-door games is 
embodied ill a statement made by An- 
drew Carnegie, — "Meu who play to win 
are not true sportsmen. Sport, like vir- 
tue, is its own ample reward. The 
loser should reap equal advantages w ith 
the winner, and friendship, not bitter- 
ness, should result." Our Board of 
Trustees have taken action against the 
playing of modern match games of base- 
ball, football, etc., believing they are 
not consistent with the higher Christian 
life which they wish our school to main- 
tain. This stand taken by the college is 
one of great import. She has shown 
that she has moral stamina, that she lias 
courage and power to swim against the 
current. She has shown that she has 
power to stand for her convictions. May 
her students render to her their loyalty 
and devotion, and always uphold her in 
standing for the right. If any student 
is ever tempted to disregard the stand 
our college lias taken in this respect. 
may they remember the cause at stake, 
and refrain from disobeying her wishes. 
111. Morally, our college has taken 
decided stands against evils common to 
school life. Such a strong anti-ciga- 
rette sentiment has been formed that 
only a small per cent, of our boys in- 
dulge in tins habit. Sermons have been 


ing ideas, and that on account of these 
conditions the loser is often unsuccessful 
in life. The effect upon the bo ly has 
beet] shown — the eye loses its lustre, 
theskin becomes sallow, and the different 
parts of the body do not develop to their 
lull extent. 

A stand has been taken against swear- 
ing and slang expressions as being bad 
habits in which no true lady or gentle- 
men would indulge. Much teaching has 
been done along the lines of social 
purity. It has been the custom since 
the third year of the school, to take tbe 
ladies and gentlemen separately, and 
give special teaching on this subject, at 
least once a year. The results of these 
talks are all that could be expected. 
This statement is proved by the high 
moral standard our school has ever 
maintained. The reading of literature 
in which social purity is taught, is also 
urged. The reading of questionable lit- 
erature is strongly discouraged, and the 
reading of good literature is a- strongly 
encourage 1. A st ite I time for read- 
ing the I'.ook of Looks, the Bible, is 
urged ami recommended, as being a 
duty the student owes his .Maker. 

IV. The stand our College has taken 
Spiritually. Although we mention this 
las) it is really the mainspring of all Ihe 
others. L'udoi all, above all, and sur- 
round. ng all, is the high h |ie of Christ- 
ian life which our school strives to main- 
tain at all tunes, which guides her and 
which makes these other conditions pos- 
sible. Vdii have noticed the motto in 

the hall below, •■Kducate for Service." 

It is the motto which seems to he 
stamped indellibly on the hearts of tbe 
sclf-saci iticing men* at tin head of our 

institution. Our Board is composed of 
noble-hearted, Christian men who have 
made many sacrifices that we might 
have these buildings ami equipments. 
With their noble lives of service for ex- 
amples, we should not do otherwise than 
make lliis the motto of our lives. The 
motto implies an obligation which must 
be fulfilled if the results aimed at shall 
be realized. By educating himself for 
service the young man will not have for 
his ideal, knowledge, wealth or fame; 
but his ideal will he that of service to 
his lellowmcn, to his country and to Ins 
Cod. His aim will be the obtaining of 
much knowledge that be may give out 
much. His ideal will be a life of self- 
sacrifice, a life of devotion and love, lie 
will not seek the praise of men, hut 
rather the Bual commendation of God, 
"Well done thou good and faithful ser- 
vant, enter thou into the joys of tby 
Lord." Yes, our College bears this 
beautiful motto, "Jiducate for Service"; 
and by her bearing it she virtually says. 
my mission is to prepare young men 
and young women for lives of service 
and usefulness among their fellowmen. 
I am educating them that they may 
have increased knowledge, increased 
powers, and thus become more efficient 
workers for Christ. Her motto is ideal. 

may we all strive to attain it. 

Out people fell the need oi a school 
in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania 

to which they could send their children 

and have them develop their souls as 
well as then minds. The school has 
been louuded on the doctrines of the 

New Testament, on Ihe Hook of \j -. 
and she has remained linn in her alle- 
giance to her founders and her church. 

intended for the education of tbe child- 
ren of tbe brethren, yet her Opportuni- 
ties are open t" all. regardless ol race or 
creed. Quoting from our catalogue W( 

say again, "To live Completely, and to 
render the highest service, are the aims 
of our i list i tu Hon." May our BCbcol and 
church always remain one in sentiment 

and doctrine. LcellaC fooi usasui b. 


How a. Bright Boy Became a Dull One 

A hoy named Robert was the bright- 
est and hot chic in his class, lie was 
pleasant as well as bright an. I active. 
All the children in the school liked 
"Rob," as they called him : he was al- 
ways good-natured and generous and 
kind. If the big boys teased the small 
ones Rob always took the little fellows' 
part, and he was kind to every living 
tiling. Take him altogether, Kob was a 
line boy; he bad a good brain and good 

I'>ut to everybody's regret, Kob began 
to change. He grew dull in his lessons, 
became peevish and cross and careless 
about doing what his parents and teach- 
er required, and was often selfish; and 
sometimes he did not tell the truth. His 
parents were distressed and his teacher 
troubled. They watched closely to tind 
out, if the could, what has sn changed 
Rob. And they did find out at last by 
their sense of smell. They smelled the 
tobacco smoke in Roh's breath and 
clothes, and knew that smoking ciga- 
rettes had so changed him that he did 
not seem like the same I ov. 

Miss Orella Uochnauer of Elisabeth- 
town, a student in the Commercial Pe- 
partment, has lately accepted a position 
as stenographer in Lawyer N. C. Ar- 
nold's office, Lancaster. We congratulate 
Miss Gochnauer in securing such a lucra- 
tive position, and wish her much success 
in her new Held of labor. We trust she 
will soon send another student to till her 
vacant chair in the College. 




ffirrBfriytion i?prrialtBt 


Elizabethtown College 


I. X. H. Beahm, President. 

Lecturer on Bible. 

D. C. Rkbkr, A. B.'.Pd.D., Acting Pres. 

Higher Mathematics, Pedagogy. German 

H. K. Ober, 

Science, Mathematics, Commercial Law. 

Elizabeth Myer, M. K. , 

Elocution, Grammar, Rhetoric 

B. F. Wamplkk. 

L>irectur of Music, Physical Culture, Vocal Culture. 

Flora ' Iood Wahpler, 

Instrumental Music. 

Kdward C Bixler, A. M.. 

Latin and Greek. 

|. G. Myer, Pd. B.. 

(Absent on Leave. 

Jacob '/.. Herr, B. E., 

Principal Commercial Department, Drawing. 

Earl K. Eshelman, B. S. L. , 

Biblical Languages, History, Exegesis. 

History, Literature, Shorthand. 

George H. Light, Pd. B. % 

Tutor Mathematics and Geography. 

Ralph W. Schlosser, Pd. B., 

Tutor Orthography and Arithmetic. 

Leah M. Skeakfer, B. E. . 

Jennie Miller 

Tutor Physical Culture. 

Elizabeth Kline, 

Tutor Typewriter. 

Elder S. H. Hf.rtzlf.r, 

Hebrews. ( Bible Term. ) 


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April is tin- month Cor "fools," the 
month for Arbor I »;i\ , the month for the 

wild flowers to appear, the month tor 
the Bongs oi the robins, the month for 
'•Hitting," the month for pitying bills. 

"A pril showers, 
Bring .May Mow ers." 

Arbor Kay is one of the notable davs 
in our College calendar. The governor 
of Pennsylvania sets apart several days 

in the month ot April for the planting 
of trees. Every true citizen should feel 
il his duty to observe one of these Arbor 
l»ays by planting trees, or shrubbery of 
some kind. 

It has been the extreme pleasure of 
the Editor-in-Cbief, to witness the plant- 
ing of trees.on every tree planting day 
in the history of our school. The first 
day observed for this purpose, was not 
onlv devoted to the planting of trees, 
but also to exercises appropriate to the 
occasion. The program began at 8 a. in., 
Saturday, April (ith, KKI1, and closed at 
I p. m. On this dav there were planted 
two hundred Norway maple trees. Our 
friends and patrons were so liberal in do- 
nating funds for this occasion that the 
committee found at the close of the day 

a surplus on baud. This surplus was 
afterwards appropriated in the planting 
oftifty additional fruittrees. Our County 
Superintendent, the Hon. M. J. Brecht, 
paiil for, and planted two trees on the 
campus to the northwest of the building. 
Farther out along the fence stand live 
trees donated by Hon. \V. I". Hensel, 
a prominent lawyer of Lancaster City. 
The first lady student planted a tree on 
the front of the building to the right; 
anil the tirst gentleman student one to 
the left. The class of 1904 were the tirst 
to observe the next Arbor Hay by plant- 


iple to the south of 

Alpha Hall. The class of 1905 planted a 
Japan walnut tree and a crimson rambler 
rose to the north of the building. The 
class of I!t0b' planted a North Carolina 
poplar, back of the building, facing the 
tennis court. The class of 1!»07 planted 
a horse chestnut tree. 

.May these trees develop and grow un- 
til their rootlets and branches shall 
spread far and wide; and as the roots 
grow larger and stronger, and bind these 
trees more firmly to Mother Earth, may 
cords of appreciation and afiectatiou al- 
ready Sprung up in the hearts of the 
members of these classes, grow likewise 
stronger and stronger, anil bind these 
dear young men and women closer and 
closer in sympathy with the work of 


their Alma .Mater, causing them to be- 
come so firmly interwoven into its fabric 
that nothing but death itself can tear 
them asunder. Lucy Larconu says, — 
lieu ho plants a tree 
lie plants love; 
Tents of coolness spreading out above; 
Wayfarers he may nol live to see. 
t ofts that grow are best: 
Plant ; life docs the rest! 
Heaven and earth help him who plants 



work its own reward shall be. 

,-ers of Green Castle, Pa., 
ring:—"] expect to 'get 
u the 23rd and am very 

up my work again." 

Miss B. Mary Mover I '07) now at 
Dr. Whites Bible School, New York, 
says:— '•.Many, many thanks tor Our 
College Times. 1 just received the 
March number and it seems almost im- 
possible to put my mind on my lessons 
before reading it through. Elizabeth- 
town College, to me, is a second home." 

Mr. A. J. Bashore writes the following 

IV Raisin, Fresno Co., Cat., "I took a 

young lady to bong Beach on Sunday 
and it so happened that four of the IT. 
s. Cruisers wen lying out on the ocean. 
We went over to sec them and as hick 
would have it. we gol on hoard the 
"I'ennsy." We also saw a wireless life 
chine and saw how a message is sent." 

Th" Trolley Line. 

The prospects are that before long 

h'lizabethtown will be connected with 
Lancaster by a trolley hue. We hope 

that the road will be built witlflneasy 

distance of the College and that the 

whizzing of the wheels and the shrill 

whistle of the conductor may be easily 

The Spring. 


Hie is the mother of the flowers. 
She is the mate of birds and bees, 
The partner of their revelries, 
Our star of hope through wintry hours. 
The merry children, when they see 
Her coming by the budding thorn, 
They leap upon the cottage Hoor, 
They shout beside the cottage door, 
And run to meet her night and morn. 

They are soonest with her in the woods, 
Peeping the withered leaves among, 
To And the earliest fragrant thing 
That dares from the cold earth to spring, 
( (r catch the earliest wild-bird's song. 
The little brook runs on in light, 
As if they had a chase of mirth: 
The skies are blue, the air is warm. 
Our very hearts have caught the charm 
That sheds a beauty o'er the earth. 

The aged man is in the held; 

The maiden ' her garden flowers; 

The sons of sorrow and distress 

Are wandering in forgetfulness 

Of wants that Int. and care that lowers. 

She comes with more than present good, 

With joys fo store lor future years, 

from which, in striving crowds apart, 

May glean up hope with grateful tcai-. 

id balmy air 
te free, 

i the bee. 

peace are tliei 
Man Howitt. 

e C 

The Personal Touch of the Teacher. 

Can we conceive of every school I ge 

b ling a facto! j . e\ ei \ bOJ and girl rough 
clav, ami even teacher an architect'.' 

This material is brotigbl in from many 
bomes, mixed ofttimes so that it takes 
a long process of refining before it is free 
from dross. The clay is moulded into 
different patterns, a touch here, an im- 
press there bv tbe architect, and the 
moulding and refining continue until 
well shaped, well formed, perfect pro- 
ducts are tbe result of continued care- 
ful work. 

.1. H. Holland says, "In tbe blackest 
soils grow the fairest Mowers, and the 
loftiest and strongest trees spring heaven- 
ward among the rooks." So may the 
lives of those with whom the teacher 
must deal be uncouth, rough, of comely 
appearance, but by the impress upon 
their lives, the cleansing waters from the 
fountain of knowledge will make them 
.sometimes, pure, noble monuments to 
the memory of a devoted teacher. 
Lowell says, 

"Be noble! and the nobleness that lies 
In other men, sleeping but never dead 
Will rise in majesty to meet thine own." 

Second to the mother in shaping the 
lives of men and women is a Christian 
teacher. The teacher does many things 
the mother cannot do. The greatest 
need of the American nation today is 
Christian homes and Christian teachers, 
for from these two influences come all 
the men of slate and church. 

Let us for a moment live again in 
memory our past lives. Perhaps we re- 
call a kind act, a sympathetic word, a 
pleasant "good morning," some noble 
lesson taught and lived, by some teacher 
that had an influence upon our very 
characters. A hearty handshake with, 
■I am interested in you," may still ring 
in our hearts. A teacher should have 
dignity, yet be sociable; should be kind, 
yet linn; should demand and command 
respect and attention of his pupils, yet 
not do it in an egotistic way. These 
qualities would be prominent enough 
to impress themselves upon all with 
whom he comes in contact, if he would 

attract and make one feel that his per- 
sonal touch shall influence for good. 

'I'he parent who always speaks quick- 
ly ami angrily will rind himself reflected 
in the life of the child. The same thing 
is true to a large degree, of the teacher, 
line who is unkind will have unkind 
pupils; a dishonest teacher may expect 
dishonesty in his pupils; the careless 
teacher will instil carelessness into 
pupils, and so with anv quality, good or 
bad, the personal touch of the teacher 
will be felt above that which comes from 
books. On a dreary, rainy morniug 
when the pupils come into the class 
room and hear the teacher say, "Good- 
morning" with a smile, their gloom is at 
once dispelled and they are made to 
feel the truth of the thoughts expressed 
in the following lines: 

"It was only a glad good morning, 
As she passed along the way, 

But it spread the morning's glory, 
Over the livelong day " 

Many young men and women who at- 
tend large Colleges and Universities, do 
not know the value of the personal touch 
of the teacher. He appears betore them 
in class or on the lecture platform, he 
speaks to them at a distance, and when 
the hour is over the teacher is gone leaving 
the students to meditate upon dry facts. 
It he were to meet his pupils on the 
street, there would be no recognition. 
If the pupils were ill, that teacher would 
not know perhaps that he was even 
absent from class, much less visit him 
and lend a helping hand. After class 
work, the student may do as he desires, 
no words of advice to those guilty of bad 
habits, no hand to rescue from the 
saloon, no word of caution about the 
company he keeps. He spends his 
tune and money recklessly, yet he may 
pass his examinations, tor outside of 
that the student is no more to the school 
than any other human being. No won- 
der young men and women go through 
some schools and come out moral 


wrecks. The personal touch of the 
teacher is not there. The question of a 
loyal, conscientious teacher should not 
be •Will that pupil get a diploma?" 
Will this pupil do the school any good?" 
Inn the main thought should he, "Will 
my teaching inspire to nobler and better 
living- to purer thoughts?" and "Can 
this School through its teachers do the 
pupils any good even if they never pass 
a prescribed course in the school?". If 
they are developed morally ami spirit- 
ually, and the life of a teacher has given 
them aspirations and higher ideals, 
their school life has not been spent in 
vain. After all has been said and done, 
a clean, pure, holy lite, an unspotted 
character is the only thing that will 
Stand when teachers and all have passed 

The smaller the class the more per- 
sonal work can be done. If some 
pupil is discouraged spend a little 
t me with him alone, ami encourage 
him. If there is one that iias to over- 
come the disadvantages of poverty, an- 
other who has a bad habit, another who 
has an ill disposition, another who is 
careless, or still another who has no pur- 
pose, these should receive special atten- 
tion, Iop they need the personal touch 
ol a teacher. A kind word, a duly im- 
posed to inspire confidence, a private 
conversation, a heart to heart talk, will 
impress the student in a way nothing 

feel that the teacher is Ins Usi friend, 
ami a> SUCh the teacher should prove 
himself. Sometimes through ihe per- 
sonal touch of the teacher mere springs 
up a friendship between himself and the 
pupil that lasts until death. When such 
a condition exists the pupil obeys be- 
cause he loves the teacher; be studies 
hard because he lo\ i - to please bis 
teachi r. The teacher mav require 
c. be, hence ami gel it because of fear; the 
pupil may study foi feat of being pun- 
ished; but I'hifl does no I develop the 

part of the teacher. 

The teacher should descend to the 
'level of the student in the class room, yet 
his attitude and hearing should assume 
the diguity of a teacher and thus instil 
into the lives and hearts of those under 
his tuition, young or old. the necessity 
of dignity, adaptability, sociability, 
strength of character and power of con- 
centration; and no matter what the suh- 
ject to he taught may be. those attributes 
of a teacher should he lived out in the 
fullest, by the instructor who has the 
power to mould character for good. 

Brumbaugh says, "One of the elements 

that makes for control is personal 
character,— the sum of what one is, the 
spirit with which one does things, the 
quality of head and of heart which make 
attractive the things that are right ami 
unattractive the things that are wrong. 

We teach more by what we are, than by 

what we know. No other equipment is 

comparable to personal worth. The 
teacher whose own conduct is regulated 
by the high qualities ol an ideal I hris- 
tian life will, by the force of his own 
personality, best aid Ins pupils to regu- 
late their conduct bv the same exalted 

In "Teachers' Notes" by Mr. Full- 
wood, I glean the following: "The pupils 
education is two lold — that which lie re- 
ceives and that n Inch hegi\ es toothers." 
I cad the pupil to think for himself. 
Toe best eirucatoi is be 'who makes his 
pupils stand alone 

the teacher snould realize that Ins 
character leaches no less than Ins pre- 
cept. Tin i lachei s \ alue is not oul\ in 

W oat he kl o«s lut in \v hat he is. 
Character in an educator enhance- the 
success oi in- leaching reach er and 
pupils should he co- work e a with a coin- 
Mr. ( h stei I reeman, in an si tide on 
"Tact and Success,'' says, "It is a lack 
of sympathy which shuts oar eyes t" 
tbe need of better methods, ami causes 

tut; I 

■ iu!. careless of the rights of <>tli< rs. 
Tbe perception, the understanding of 
others' thoughts and motives, and tbe 
power td use our knowledge for tbe 
general good, can be acquired if out 
sympathy with the aspirations of our 
fellows be awakened." 

By the powei to understand human 
nature the teacher may help a hoy find' 
his place in tbe world's work. It is the 
close contact, the personal touch of the 
teacher, a discerning of motives, 
thoughts, and acts that brings out of a 
student what is really in him. for it is 
often 'lue to some teacher that men and 
women are made to feel they are titteil 
for something, and go to work with a 
lien inspiration to tin. I their calling in 

The personal touch of the teacher can 
be of immeasurable value. Tbe work of 
an educator is noble, grand, uplifting to 
humanity. Tbe grainiest, most lasting 
work on earth is moulding lives of use- 
fulness, whether in the home or as 
teacher in the school. "If we work 
upon marble, it will perish; if we work 
upon brass, time will efface it; if we rear 
temples, they uill crumble into dust; 
but if we work upon immortal minds, if 
we improve them with principle, with 
the just tear of God and the love of our 
fellow man, we engrave on those tablets 
something which will brighten to all 

elernitv." l-'i. oi; \ i n WamI'LEB. 

The Mi'.-iiui of the College to Her 

The college docs much for heist udents 
There are some things thai she should 
.In which she is unable lo do under 
present circumstances. We would say 
there are lour things that a college must 
do for, 01 give to, her students before 
their education is completed. 

In the lust place the college musl tit 

the student for some specific vocation. 

In nine cases nut of ten, the college does 

choose the students vocation, eitbei 

consciously hi unconsciously. This 
seems very evident from the fact that 
practically every successful student on 
leaving college enters upon a vocation 
for which tbe course be finished or pur- 
sued was intended to fit him, regardless 
of the fact that he might be better 
adapted for some other line of work. 

It is true that most students on enter- 
ing College have some vague idea of 
what they expect to make their life's 
work, but in only a very few cases is 
their ideal fixed. By coming in contact 
with their teachers and their fellow stu- 
dents, as well as on account ofthe nature 
of the studies they are taking, they 
change their ideals, and finally choose 
their vocations which the school in some 
cases consciously, and in others uncon- 
sciously, idealized for them. 

What per cent, of the college students 
go back to the farm.' What percent, be- 
come mechanics'.' Why is it that so 
large a per cent, of college students enter 
the profession of teaching and other 
professions, or the vocation of steno- 
graphy ami typewriting, instead ofthe 
agricultural or mechanical world'.' It is 
not on account of the former being more 
honorable nor because so few of the 
students come from the farm or shop. 
The cause of the tremendous movement 
toward the cities anil thickly populated 
sections of the country can tie traced to 
the college. The college is training men 
and women to work and live among the 
masses. It is in thesecenters of popula- 
tion, amid the nervous stress of a highly 
developed commercial life and of a 
highly complex social life, that the need 
fur a return to nature is most strongly 

1'res. Roosevelt in addressing the 
National Educational Association said; 
"I want to see our education directed 
more and more toward training boys and 
i_'irls back to the farm and the shop, so 
that they will be first-rate farmers, first- 
rate mechanics, tit to work with head 
and also with the bands, realizing that 


oue is just as honorable as the other. 
My (•laini is not that the homely duties 
• are all sufficient, but that they area ne- 
cessary base upon which to build the 
superstructure of the higher life which. 
after all, is a most important aim." 

Since the college is to so marked a 
degree choosing the student's life work 
by idealizing different vocations in the 
different courses she offers, as a result, ' 
in order to foster the I iest interests and 
welfare of the people and nation, the 
Industrial Courses must he brought to a 
higher level of rank. The young need 
to he trained for the farm and the shop 
as well as for other spheres of life. 

in the second place, the college must 
give her .student power; the ability to 
concentrate whole sell to what he or 
she is doing. 

In the thild place, the college must 
gi\c tier students social culture. 

In the fourth ami last [.lace, the college 
must give her students character before 
thej are educated completely. Possibly 
ihe most important work which the 
school has to do for the student is the 
developing of a strong character. A 
character which will stand the test of the 
tunes. A vocation may have been 
chosen, the social life of the student 
may have been well attended to, and he 
may be strengthened along a particular 
line for a specific work; but without a 
good character he cannot flourish . The 
college must aim to lay the foundation 
on which can be placed the personal ef- 
forts which make character strong. 

self-reliance must act as a cohesive 
fluid to hold together the energies which 
are held in restraint in developing char- 
acter. The school must endeavor to tear 
away these energies thus aiding the 
student to prepare lor the world. The 
real inwaiil person must be pressed upon 
if the character is to he Strengthened. 
Life must mean living if the student is 
to he BtTOng in personality. Vigor must 
he instilled until it Crowds the student 
into an indestructable character. 

Before a student is educate,! the col- 
lege must ba've fitted him for a specific 
work and must have given him power, 
social culture and _ character. None 
other hut the Christian college is equal 
to the task. 

The students of the Christian college 
should stay under her teaching and in- 
fluence until they have been breathing 
the breath of the church of the Living 
Cod long enough to he thoroughly root- 
ed ami grounded in the faith of Christ 
and His Church and until they have 
flowing in their veins some of the iron 
of the strongest Church Fathers (their 
teachers), as well as the warm blood of 
Christ. Then, truly will the mission of 
the college to her students have been 
accomplished. .1. (i. MeteB ('05) 


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Mr. Chas. Bower who for several years 

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Kxepriscs appropriate to I lie celebra- 
tion of the Anniversary of the Dedica- 
tion of the College Building were held in 
the Chapel on March i. L908. 

The program was as follows: 

Chairman <;. N. Ealkenstein: 

Chorus (a) "When Early Tides were 

flowing." (b) "PraiseYeThe Lord.'' 

1 levotional Nathan Martin. 

Address of Welcome. 'Miss Mary Hess. 
"Do Our Present Needs Justify a New 

Building?" Prof. E. C. Bixler. 

Anthem — "Because He Loved Me So." 
"Financial Side of College Life" A. 

s. Kreider. , 

Male Sextette — (a) "Wake. Lady, 

Wake." (u) "Lullaby." 

Address Kid I). II. Zeigler. 

A nt hem "Clorj to Ood in The Highest." 
Collection II. K. oher. 

Anthem — "Sons of Praise, Awake." 

I. N. H. Beahm, ) 

B. F. W'AMn.EK, Co 

Address of Welcome. 

I By Mary B. Hess, of Eliiabethtown, Pa ) 
Seven years have past into the annals 
of history since the dedication of Alpha 
Hall. To-night* we have come to cele- 
brate the seventh and second anniver- 
saries of Alpha and Memorial Kails, re- 
spectively. To the trustees, to the pa- 
trons, to t tie friends of Elissabethtown 
( lollege, we extend a hearty welcome. 

Less than a decade ago these hills 
were covered with waving gram. Today 
upon tliese .same lulls stand our two 

college buildings. 

As you passed through the main en- 
trance of Memorial Hall, you were greet- 
ed by the motto, "Educate tor Service." 

This is the highest aim of our college, 
not only to educate for the sake of mere 
education, bat to prepare the young to 
lie of some use to the world at large. 

The need of a religious college cave 

to supply this need that tliese buildings 
have been erected. Our school stands 
for true education. This can only be at- 
tained when we have as our teacher, 
.lesns of Nazareth. Without Hiui as the 
leader and director, all education is a 
failure. Since our school stands for all 
that is best, it affords us great joy to be 
a representative of Eli/.abethtown Col- 
lege. And, as these anniversaries roll 
by, they serve to bind us closer to our 
Alma Mater. Again, to the contributes, 
to the trustees, to the Faculty and to all 
friends of education, we bid you, wel- 
come, welcome. 

Reported by Ivmki.m A. (.rax. 

Do Our Present Needs Justify A New 

(Extract from Prof. Bixler's Paper. I 

First let us consider the enrollment. 
The enrollment has been steadily increas- 
ing from year to year. Let us compare 
the increase between 1903 and 1907. 
First term l'.iUo— I. .">7, same term 1907-8, 
105, an increase of 84 per cent, or 21 per 
cent, a year, hence next year we ought 
to have 127 the first term. Second term 
1903-1, 62, same term 1907-8, 139, an in- 
crease of 124 per cent, or 31 per cent, a 
year, hence next year we ought to have 
INL' in the second term. Third term 
llHJo-4, 75, same term 1906-7, L39, an in- 
crease of 85 ger cent, or 28 & per cent, a 
year, so next term this year we ought to 
have 168 and same term next year 215 
students. Enrollments by years we find 
1903-i, till) and L906-7, 177. an increase 
of Ii7 per cent, or 22j per cent, a year so 
this vear it ought to reach 210 and next 
year 263. These ligures may seem vis- 
ionary but you can see that I have based 
them on past records. 1 wish to add a 
word ol explanation. Possibly you no- 
ticed that the increase in terms was great- 
er than for the full year, for by terms it 
is 21 per cent. 31 per cent, and per 
cent, respectively, giving almost 27 per 
cent, for the year while the average for 


the year is 22 per cent. This is as it. 
should lie, for this shows that from year 
to year a large number stay with us a 
longer tune than formerly, showing that 
the students are satisfied with the place 
ami the parents regard it as a good 
school home. 

There is no reason why we should not 
have the number of students named 
above, next year, if we can arrange to 
care for* them properly. Our district is 
large and there are many children in 
Brethren homes and others friendly to 
this institution, who are just now in need 
of such an education as we can give 
them here. They need it and it is clue 
thrni In receive it at the hands of members 
of the Brethren Church. Look at the 
sentiment that is growing in favor of 
this institution from its high moral and 
religious atmosphere, and then consider 
whether we are going to push forward 
and erect buildings so that the parents 
can send their children here to be cared 
lor under such excellent conditions. 

hues this not present to us the pro- 
Idem of providing accommodations for 
them? We must offer and give them 
the best, for they deserve nothing less 
than this. This proves to us the need 
of more dormitory rooms, for during the 
present term there were very few unused 
rooms and our rooms will be full to over- 
flowing during the Spring term, although 
we expect to accommodate all who come. 
Next year, if we continue to grow as we 
should, and I have no reason to think 
that we shall not, we could use more 
dormitory rooms. 

We need more class-rooms. This need 
is verv pressing at present. Some of 
the teachers teach their classes id ■ litTer- 
eut rooms when 'hey ought to have 
their own rooms. More effectual work 
can be dnn.' when each teacher can have 
a class-room to himself or herself, as. 
t lien he or she can arrange the room and 

equipment in a way that is most advan- 
tageous fin conducting the work. A 
room arranged for holding classes in 

Chemistry is not well suited for a class 
in .Mathematics or History. And too, 
classes in .Bible work cannot go from 
room to room, and <lo the best work, be- 
cause they should have at hand their 
maps and helps for convenient and 
ready reference. Thus we could name 
other classes that could be better accom- 

dated if mire teaching room were 

given. This need is growing from term 
tr, term and is greatest in the Spring 
term when many new classes are organ- 
ized. The Music Department has been 
compelled to place musical instruments 
in unsuitable and inconvenient places. 

We need a Library anil .Museum, with 
a separate room for this purpose. The 
growth of the library would lie greater. 
as it would attract the attention of our 
friends and receive their support in the 
way of books, etc. 

The Uining Hall is becoming loo small. 
True, we are accommodating all at present 
bat the question is what shall we do 
during the Spring term and future terms. 

Financial Side of College Life. 

I By Trustee A. S. Kreider .a" Annville, I'a. | 
Mr. Kreider delivered an interesting 
address. "He began by stating that to 
a certain extent he speaks in public, but 
bis subject usually is that of shoemaking, 
his audience consisting of two <>r three 
shoemakers. Although his audience at 
this time consisted of more than two or 
three ami that representing not oulj 
shoemakers but many different voca- 
tions in life, he showed rare ability in 
holding the attention of all. 
The subject of the financial side, he 

said, "is very wide and interesting to 
most | pie except when it comes to 


Throughout the talk he presented the 

work of the College in i parison to 

that of an ordinal*} business. He said 

in part. "The lirst thing we need torn- 
gage in any kind of business is capital. 
Next it is n issary to look roi a loca- 
tion w here the business can be carrh d 


on. Raw material or merchandise is 
then necessarj in order to manufacture 
the finished article, The pupil consti- 
tutes the material, The improvement 
thai lias been made while in school is 
the profit. Patronage of customers is 
necessary. The school's customers are 

its patrons. They must he retained by 
doing an honest and upright business. 
Nothing is s.i creditable as satisfied 
customers and patrons." 

"The next thing to Lie considered is 
profit. We all expect returns for an in- 
vestment. If these are not gotten the 
manager has not made good. There has 
not been foresight or lie might have 
over-capitalized or under-capitalized. 
There may have been discord among the 
workmen: the foreman and workman 
may not have worked together. You 
must get in line with the business. If 
von don't want to o;et in line, get out. 
What is profit? In business it is that 
which is paid out in dividends. To 
whom air tile prolits paid? The stock- 
holders get profits here hut they are not 
paid in this life. The henelits which are 
reaped in eternity depend on the hearts 
made happy; on those who come here 
and go away leading better lives." 

■■Cost is next considered. What have 
we given that we expect to reap a divi- 
dend from iu the future'.' Eternity will 
answer. Will it he worth while?" 

Reported by I> lisv Kuu;n. 

Extracts from. Eld. D. H. Zieglers 
I am glad to he here. Though I am 
a Virginian, yet I feel at home among 
lVnnsyh anians. My ancestors came 
from Pennsylvania to Virginia. While 
present at your chapel exercises tins 


impressed « ith your dii 

cipline and your simplicity. You have 
started your college on a high plane. 
Keep on this elevated plain'. Retain 
tins nearness to < lod. 

The word "Anniversary" means three 

things —the past, the present, the future. 
flic history of the past has been given 
bj former speakers; the school has in- 
creased encouragingly. I am glad to 
come and give you a suggestion in this 
great work. A certain gentleman in the 
South had a slave who stole his mastei 'a 
chickens. On being accosted for the 
crime, the slave said, "If master have 
Jess chickens, master have more nigger." 

Now the slave's logic is good. If we 
give of our substance for the support of 
schools and Colleges, we may have less 
money, less of the world's goods, but 
our boys aud girls have grown larger. 

Our Colleges have their needs. They 
need money to meet their increasing de- 
mands. Some people do not like when 
these needs are presented to them, hut 
Oh! I tell you there is something greater 
in this world than dollars aud cents. 

Sometime ago a certain family came 
from Pennsylvania to Virginia. There 
were seven boys and three girls in this 
family. They were brought up under 
Christian influence and training, and to- 
day their descendants are found in parts 
of Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky as in- 
fluential citizens. Christian education 
pays, as yon see it did in the family jli6t 
mentioned. Some parents send their 
children to schools where the influences 
are not the best and sometimes their 
boys come home with degraded charac- 
ters and minds infested with infidelity. 

As a school you owe something to the 
county, to the state, and to the church. 
While there are persons who think that 
when a hoy goes away to College he is 
going to ruin, yet there are many who 
feel the need of higher education. A 
brother in a certain Locality sends his 
hoy to College. That boy conies back 
and goes at farming in an intelligent 
manner and succeeds. A neighbor sees 
this hoy is successful, so he sends his 
boy to the same college and thus the 
School gradually increases. A few years 
ill school will help young people to ac- 



The Collection. 

Prof. Ober, prior to the collection in 

his business like-way made an argent 

plea for a contribution of one thousand 

dollars, promising to the visitors to 
College Hill some returns for the in- 
vestments the way of cement walks 
leading through the cam pus. His desire 
was in a measure realized, although it 
lacked over nine hundred of reaching the 
one thousand dollar mark. We trust, 
however, that it may soon be realized 
to the full extent. 

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Our aged elder, Rev. 8. K. Zug, of 
Klinabethtown, preached in the College 
Chapel on Sunday morning, March 9th. 
His theme was "Unity, Harmony and 
Loyalty to the Church." Although he 
lias seen some seventy winters and Iho' 
in.-, hands sometimes trembled with age, 
vet he stood up in the boldness of youth 
and gave such advice that all will do 
well to heed. 

Mrs. E. I'.. Kshelman was verj mi 
pleased to receives visit of a few di 

from her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ileefi 
of Waynesboro. 

send for our catalogue il you are 

terested in College work. 

Paraphrase of Enoch Arden. 

A long, a narrow wharf on England's 
Coast is clustered a group of red roofed 
houses, among which stand the ruins of 
a church. A long street leads to the 
tall towered mill where lives Philip Kay, 
the miller's only son. In this village 
also lived Annie bee. who was known as 
the prettiest lassie in the Port, and 
Enoch Arden, an orphan, the son of a 
rough sailor. 

.Many of their childhood hours were 
spent together. In a narrow cave on 
the beach they played at keeping house. 
Annie was always hostess while Philip 
and Enoch took turns in being host. 

Often would they quarrel when Philip 
was forced to give up his turn to Enoch, 
who was the stronger. Then would 
Philip cry and Annie, weeping, told 
them not to quarrel lor her sake as she 
would belittle wife to them both, little 
dreaming that her propbec) would 
come true at some future da\ . 

The dawn of childhood is over, am! 
these two young men become rivals in 
their affection for Annie. <hie spoke 
his love, while the other loved in silence. 
She treated Pbilip very kindly hut with- 
out knowing it she loved Enoch, who 
had purposed making a home for Annie. 
With this in view he prospered and was 
favorably looked upon by all men. 

On a beautiful autumn day the young- 
ei people of the village had a holiday. 
The) decided to go uutting, carrying 
with them sacks, bags and baskets of 
different sizes. 

Philip, who bad other duties to per- 
form on account ol Ins father's illness, 
followed .in hour later. As he climbed 
the hill he >aw Enoch and Annie, sitting 
hand-in-hand, and in their eyes and 
faces lead his d i. 

While the rest were having a jolly 

tine . Philip stole away in the w I a in I 

in. ri Bpent a dark, unpleasant hour. 

\\ las' then wedding day came, ere be 

was twenty-one and merril) rang the 

bells. They spent seven happy years 

of health, tual love, am rable 

toil. This happj e was blest with 

three children, the eldest beingadaugh- 

But a change was to come. Enoch 
was ten miles from port and in harbor 
when as lie was clambering on a must, 
hi fell breaking a limb. By this acci- 
ilnii he was compelled to remain then' 
lor a number ot days. 

One night while there he dreamed 
that his children were living miserable 
lives, and Annie, the one he loved was 
compelled to beg. Like a crave God- 
fearing man, he prayed: "Save them 
from tins, wbatever-comes to me." 

His prayer was beard by tbe master of 
the ship whom he was serving, and an- 
swered, for Enoch was d< teriuined to sell 
Ins boat and with the money buy goods 
ami stores tor Annie to trade with sea- 
men ami their wives until he would re- 
turn from his voyage. 

Annie pleaded with him to stay, hut 
Ins ambitions were all devoted to their 
cause— wishing to give his children the 
very best education, and pass Ins later 
■ lavs with them in peace. 

His farewell morning came when lie 
would be boatswain of a vessel going to 
China. Before leaving Enoch knelt, 
prayed ior a blessing on his wife and 
little ones, then lightly rocking baby's 
cradle bid all a ton. I farewell. His part- 
ing words emphasized the ti uthful' sim- 
plicity of his religion. 

Sbe borrowed a seaman's glass to see 
him pass, but all in vain, for she could 
not lix the glass to suit her eye, 01 per- 
haps hereye was dim — at least she did 
n.. i see him waving. 

Tbe youngest child was very delicate 
from its birth and now grew sicklier, al- 
though the mother cared for it most ten- 
derly; '....1 saw best to take the babe 
One day the same week that Annie 

' buried ber little one while she was sitting 

in profound meditation, there was a 
knock on the door. As no one opened, 
a rich, well-to-do gentleman entered. It 
was Philip Hay. He had heard Enoch's 
wish..- and he came to ask a favor of 

She was surprised to hear that one 
should ask a favor from one so sad and 
forlorn as she. Sitting down besides her, 
he spoke of Enoch's wish, saying : "Now 
let me put the boy and girl to school. 
This is the favor \ came to ask. Enoch 
can repay me when he returns.'' 

Philip's kindness brought tears to 
Annie's eyes and after she recovered, 
they decided to semi the boy au.l girl to 
school. Philip bought them the needed 
books an. I sent inanv gifts by the chil- 
dren to Annie. 

father Philip, as her children called 
him, soon became their all-in-all. He 
gained their love and admiration as 
Enoch was losing it; for he seemed un- 
certain as a vision or dream to them. 

One evening Annie's children longed 
to go nutting with others. As Annie 
was going with them they begged Father 
Philip to accompany them also. At first 
he refused but finally yielded to their 

Alter s'lolling through the wood An- 
nie's strength failing, she said : "Let me 
rest." Philip, sitting at her side, lost in 
meditation, was thinking of Hie dark, 
unpleasant hour he spent in that wood 
in his younger .lays. 

Philip coining somewhat closer con- 
fessed his love for Annie and her chil- 
dren. Ten years have elapsed since 
Enoch left. Sureh he could not be liv- 
ing now. But she wished him to be re- 
warded for Ins kindness with someone 
happier than herself. She asked him to 
wait just one year to which he con- 

A year and a half passed and they 
were wed. Again the bells rang merrily; 
yet something seemed to cloud her fu- 
ture. Jo them a child was born which 
brought much happiness to their home. 


Enoch landed in the harbor whence he 
sailed, spoke no word to any one but 
walked homeward where Annie and Ins 
babes had lived; but finding neither light 
nor murmur there, he crept still down- 
ward thinking, "Dead or dead to Die." 

He found a tavern at the narrow 
wharf, kept by a widow, Miriam Lane, 
who told him all the annals of the port, 
where he remained si lent for many days. 

Knoch yearned to look on her sweet 
face again and know that she was happy. 
So the thought haunted him until the 
dull November day was growing duller 
twilight, to the hill and the comfortable 
light, far-blazing from the rear of Philip's 
house, allured him. 

He entered through a small gate that 
opeued on the waste and stole up by the 
wall, behind the yew where he saw that 
which he should have shunned. 

He saw them living in peace, happiness 
and splendor. The silver shone on the 
table, the hearth so genial. On the right 
hand of the hearth was Philip with his 
babe across his knees, and her daughter 
beut over him playing with the baby. 
To the left of the hearth was the mother 
conversing with her son, now anil then 
glancing at her babe with a smile. 

After seeing all this, he stole softly 
out upon the waste where he prayed to 
God to uphold him in his loneliness a 
little longer and give him strength never 
to let her know, so as not to break in 
upon her peace, for in one moment he 
could have shattered all the happiness 
of thai hearth. 

He was not all unhappy; his resolve 
sustained him. He would not mar the 
happiness of the one be loved. 

tientle sickness gradually weakened 
the man. till he could work no more. 
He bore Ins weakness cheerfully. 

Upon his death bed he called Miriam 
Lane and said: "Woman, I have a secret 

—only swear, before I tell you Swear 
upon the book not to reveal it, till you 

see me dead." She did not believe him 
bin half frightened Miriam swore. 

He then revealed his past to her, tell- 
ing about his voyage, his wreck, his 
lonely lite, his coming back, his gazing 
in on Annie, his resolve, and how he 
kept it. 

After his death she was to tell Annie 
that he died blessing her, praying for 
her, loving her; that his latest breath 
was spent in blessing his daughter and 
praying for her; that he died blessing 
his son and he blest Philip too. 

He banded Miriam a curl, a token 
from him to Annie who cut it from the 
baby's forehead before he left for sea. 
He had thought he would take it to the 
grave with him but he changed his mind 
for he will see his baby in bliss. 

Emma M. Cash. man. 

Elizabethtown, Pa.,. Ian. -_'8, Wujs. 

Cement Walks. 

Trustee S. (i. Uraybill superintend 
of the College grounds is putting b 
efforts to have different friends of 
College each contribute 1(H) feet of 
ment walk. 


Ihe editor has just received an an- 
nouncement of the marriage of Rev. 
Samuel P. Supman to Miss Arabella 
Shearl'er of .Mount Joy on Wednesday 
Man-h is, 1908. The accompaning card 
says,— At borne after April 1st, at United 
Evangelical Parsonage. Barnesville, Pa. 

Deeper Meaning of Arbor Day. 
By li. C. Reber. 

What is the educational value ol \> I 01 
Day'/ Why should the Governor of 
tins ureat commonwealth deem it impor- 
tant to vet apart two daj a each year loi 

tin- planting of trees'.' Why should 

school- and colleges celebrate a day for 

mere tree planting'.' 

Nature is just awakening from her 
long sleep of wmter And it is befitting 

to pause and pay our respects to charm- 
ing, smiling. Mother Nature in an Ar- 
bor Dav exercise. 

Nature lias mm important function in 
our physical and spiritual development. 
The earth is man's home. Ii abounds 
in resources of all km, Is which can he 
made to minister to man's comfort and 
temporal happiness. Nature is to be the 
.servant of man. Hence man to master 
her must know her; must discover bet 
possibilities and the divine purposes in 
her. In the work of Creation, nature 
stood first, Alan, alter his creation, was 
commanded to subdue the earth. From 
infancy, man is prompted by instinct to 
begin the conquest, and bis whole life is 
a Struggle to know Nature and to make 
her subservient to his purposes. 

The two great realms in bod's universe 
which engage man's thought and From 
which the educative material of the 
courses of .study in our schools is ob- 
tained are nature and man, or matter 
and mind. For centuries, the idea pre- 
vailed that education is solely to lie ob- 
tained from books. But where are the 
sources ol hooks'.' Is not nature the 
Source Of book-lore? Nature existed he- 
fore books. Books are not the source of 
truth, but only the medium of preserving 
and conveying the truth. 

My plea is to go back to the original 
sources of knowledge, to study nature 
first hand, tbrougb your own eyes and 

"To Him who in the love of Nature 
H olds communion witll her invisible 

she speaks a various language." 

What message can the trees bring to 
man'.' Let us put our intellectual ears, 
close to Nature's heart to hear God's mes- 
sage. To do this best we may be in- 
spired and guided by some of the world's 
great men who were thoroughly in love 
with Nature, who made her their con- 
stant companion in thought and from 
which they derived inspiring messages 
and lofty thoughts which were tians- 
mitted to the world in poetry anil song, 
in science and in art. In this class we 

m ■ Galileo, Kepler, Audobon, Agassi/., 

Thorean, Newton, Hugh Miller, Huxley, 
Benjamin Franklin, Wordsworth, Bryant, 
Bacon. Darwin ami Kdison— all good 
specimens of Nature's noblemen. 

.lust as man stands at the head of the 
animal kingdom, so trees stand as the 
highest and noblest in the vegetable 
kingdom. Vegetables fall into three 
classes — grasses or herbs, shrubs and 
trees. Grasses are s,hort lived, lasting a 
season ami then decay. So the lowest 
animals are ephemeral, some living only 
a day. Shrubs have a woody stem 
and are perennial but they attain scarce- 
ly to a decade or score of years. Cor- 
respondingly we have vertebrates and 
especially domesticated animals attain- 
ing to about the same age as shrubs. 
To grow the sturdy oak God takes a 
hundred years, and for a cedar of Leba- 
non a thousand yeais. To raise up a 
great and good man requires half a cen- 
tury or more, and in ancient times some 
attained to ages to be counted by cen- 

The elements of nobility in a tree are 
height, statehness, grandeur in form, 
ami appearance. Nobility in man is not 
entirely a matter of natural endowment. 
Human nobility consists of stately form 
and physique, possessing a mind con- 
stantly harboring pure thoughts, and 
capable of originating great inventions 
and benelicient institutions, and a soul 
thai thinks God's thoughts in nature, 
ami exercises faith in Him, loves Him 
supremely, ami is obedient to Him iu all 

Go to school and have your eyes 
opened to the beauty, usefulness, and 
possibilities of Nature: then go back to 
I he farm ami live a life for God and 

Do you know of any persons who are 
thinking of attending a higher institution 
of learning this Spring'.' If so, send their 
names and addresses to 1'res. D.C.Keber. 



Mr. \\ i 

and w ho was traveling in tbe W est for 
some time, lias returned and is at pres- 
ent teaching ami pursuing some studies 

Three volumes of Seiss's "Lectures on 
Apocalypse" weje recently donated to 
the College Library by Elder William M. 
Howe of Johnstown. This is a valuable 
addition to our books and will he much 
appreciated by our Bible students. 

Prof, and Mrs. Eshelman are now co/.- 
ily fixed in the part of the cottage which 
was vacated by Mr. Bower and our Ma- 
tron, .Mrs. Keher. is again back in the 
remaining part ot the cottage, alter hav- 
ing roomed in the College building for 
nearly three weeks. 

A very acceptable gift to the school 
came in the form of several bushels of 
apples from our worthy trustee. Rev. 
Benjamin Hottle. donations of this sort 
are alwavs gratefully received and en- 
joyed by all. 

The Music Department gave a stu- 
dent's recital on Saturday evening, Feb. 
211. The program consisted of vocal 
an I instrumental solos and duets. 
These recitals are given from time to 
time so as to give the students practice 
in appearing and performing in public. 

At present the advanced Chorus Class 
is working on a Cantata entitled "Esther" 
which will be rendered during Com- 
mencement Week. It is a much heavier 

production than was "David, theShep 

herd Boy.'' winch was given last Spring, 
and promises to be of greater interest. 

I'rof. 1. N. II. I'.eahm preached a very 
excellent sermon in the College Chapel 

00 Sunday morning, February 23. His 

subject was "Justification, Sanctification 
and Uloritication." Tins subject had 

been agitating the minds of the people 

of Kluabethtow n for some tune, hence 
he took that as his theme. 
All the gentlemen students have moved 
from the fourth story of Alpha Hall, and 
the rooms vacated by them will be fitted 
up for ladies for the Spring term. 

Birthday Dinner. 

On Saturday. Feb. L".ith. a birthday 
diuner was given to Eld. S. i{. Zug at the 
home of his sen), John C. Zug in Kli/.a- 
bethtown. Since Kid. Zug was born Feb. 
2'J, this was only the l.Sth birthday he 
ever enjoyed although he is now 76 
years old. Bio. Zug manifested a quiet 
spirit and looked upon the situation as 
a manifestation of good will. Those who 
were present can testily to the profi- 
ciency of Mrs. Zug in preparing delicious 
fooilsand serving so bountifully toguests. 
Those who enjoyed the hospitality of 
this home were: Lid. and Mrs. 1. V 11. 
Beahm, Kid. S. II. llert/.lcr, Mr. and 
Mrs. John Gibble, Daniel Shank, .Mr. 
and Mrs. Nathan Zug, Mr. ami Mrs. 
S. Zug, Mrs. Breneman. Miss Elizabeth 
Myer, I'rof. ami Mrs. B. f. Wampler, 
Miss Fannie Zug, Katie Ruth Zug, Klam 
Zug, Samuel Zug, John Herr. 

In the afternoon an informal program 
was given, the most important part 
was the preseniat.o.i by I'rof. Beahm, 
of an envelope uontaininga note express- 
ing good wislies, a SHI gold coin, a SI 
note and some stamps, as an expression 
of love and good will from the students 
ami faculty of Elizabethtown College. 

Snort talus ex pressing admiration of 
the noble, inspiring, ami exemplary hie 
ol Kid. Zug were given b\ those present. 
As a Christian man, a minister and, 
Bishop of the Brethren Church, Eld. 

Zug has few equals. It is rare that we 

mi. I a person whose birthday 1 conns on 
the 29th Of February, and it afforded 
much pleasure to the n lends to pax a 
tribute of respect, and wish Elder /.ug 
many more years ol usefulness to the 
church he has so faithfully served. 

( Ine of the ' -uests. 


We gratefuilv acknowledge the fol- 
lowing "College Rays" (M. C. L), 
I'nion Bridge, \Id. 

"Juniata Echo" (Juniata College), 
I luntingdon, Pa. 

"Manchester College Bulletin" (Man- 
chester College), North Manchester, 

"Purple and White" (A. 1'. S), Al- 
lentown, Pa. 

"l;es Acadeuoicae' (Harry Hillman 
Academy i. Wilkesbarre, Pa. 

"The California Student'' | Lordsburg 
College, Lordsburg, Cal. ■ 

"The Echo" (Linden Hall Seminary), 
Lititz, Pa. 

••The Forum" (Lebanon Valley College) 
AnnviHe, Pa. 

"The Philomathean Monthly" 
(Uridgewater College,) Bridgewater, \'a. 

The last number of The Fonuii is Idl- 
ed with well selected articles. "Poe and 
the Raven" is well worth reading and 
studying. The editorials are interesting, 
pointed and practical. 

In the College Kays, "Social Benefit 
of Christianity to Women" and "Life of 
Socrates" are well written. 

The College Times is one of our wel- 
come exchanges. It is tilled with "up- 
to-date" matter and is always "on 
time." Welcome! — The California 

Some of our exchanges are slow in ar- 
riving for this issue. i.. D, K. 

Address in Chapel. 
Rev. I.. I.. Sieber, of Gettysburg, a 
representative of the Anti - Saloon 
League, paid a short visit to the Col- 
lege on Monday, March 9th, and led in 
! he devotional exercises. He also gave 
an address to the school. lie based 
his remarks on John 2:8 — "As the water 
was changed to wine by drawing, so the 

physical, intellectual and moral powers 
must be transformed into higher useful- 
ness by constantly drawing upon them. 

Education is not a tilling up. It is a 
leading out process. It is only by ser- 
vice that we learn many things. s me 
things must he learned by doing. Many 
things are realized only bj working earn- 
estly at them. Strength is acquired by 

No school can make a student feel in- 
terested in Ins work, if he is not given 
any physical culture. A sound body is 
one of the essentials of a student. The 
farmer's boy must exercise or he be- 
comes sluggish. Each student should 
have some part of the day set apart for 
recreation. Systematic exercise is the 
secret of the success of many students. 
Vitality of the system is of prime impor- 

Some - stU'lents want to get an educa- 
tion by the short cut. This is a mistake. 
The powers of the mind must he exer- 
cised. Strength of mind depends on how 
much we draw upon our mental powers. 
When we grapple with the hard prob- 
lems of life, we find out wherein power 
lies. Our work at college should mean 
business, for college is no place for idlers. 

The boy who smokes cigarettes is 
blighting his possibilities for becoming 
an honorable man. Smoking causes a 
disintegrating of the gray matter of the 
brain, in fact, the smoker is not merely 
blowing forth smoke, but is actually 
blowing out his brains. Our mark 
should be high and earnestness should 
characterize our struggle for it. 

A college that ignores religion makes 
the blunder of history. An educated 
man without soul culture is a monster of 
iniquity. Education makes a man a 
more skillful manipulator of iniquity if 
it is not coupled with religion. Any true 
college education includes soul culture. 
To grow spiritually we must draw upon 
the grace given by God and use it in do- 
ing good to others. We cannot become 

g I by simply going to church. Ho 

something every day to exercise the 
grace Cod has given you. Let us ever 
keep the spiritual paramount in our edu- 
cational endeavors." r. «'. s. 


Rapho Teachers' Institute. 

From ilic Mailheim Sentinel 

The tedtb annual institute of the 
Rapho township teachers was well at- 
tended both morning and afternoon on 
Saturday, at Sporting Hill. 

Tlie morning session was opened by 
the president, .Mr. Autos I'. Geib, calling 
the meeting to order; tins was followed 
with devotional exercises, conducted by 
Rev. John Brubaker. Miss Alice Strick- 
ler discussed the topic ''Upon what 
source may a teacher draw to Strengthen 
his ideals'."' Prof. Henry K. Ober gave 
the teachers such an awakening as to 
cause their senses to stand still. He 
said teach more intensely and less ex- 


The teachers chorus .sang several selec- 
tions that were followed with a recitation 
bv Warn Longenecker who showed great 
talent for oratorical work. The Sporting 
Hill primary introduced themselves by 
singing a selection. 

The last feature of the program was an 
address given by Prof. 11. K. Ober. 
His subject was. "The mission of the 
school to society." The words sprang 
from his mouth like coins from the mint. 
I ! ey came direct from the heart anil 
every word spoken struck a spot in each 
leu. her s breasl to try their best to save 
I his splendid nation of ours from the 
doom which struck some of the others. 
'! he doom of our nation will I e e\ en 
greater unless this country opens Us eyes. 
The teacher must hear all this respon- 
sibility because the rising generation is 
under the guidance ami direction of the 

The following resolution was adopted: 
Resolved. I l:al teachi is monthh disu- 
nites are emphatically educational to 
pupils, teachers, patrons and directors. 

The following officers were elected foi 
pins 09: President, Linnaeus Barhart; 
Vice President, 11. K. Eby; Secretary, 
Miss Ruth Young; Treasurer, Charles '>. 

Prof. Bixler's Talk in Chapel. 

Prof. Bixler gave a talk on the impor- 
tant subject, '-How to Study." Among 
the many valuable suggestions given we 
note the following : 

Read the lesson carefully by para- 
graphs, sum up the main points in these 
paragraphs, paying attention especially 
to the causes and results. Do not aim to 
commit the words of the text, but con- 
dense and express the thoughts aud 
ideas in your own words. Consider what 
the teacher is likely to ask. In answer- 
ing questions confine your answers to the 
questions asked. Concentration is an es- 
sential to the true student. This gives 
the pupil a well developed mind. Learn 
to improve, not simply to recite. Do 
not resort to the guessing method. Be 
careful in the work handed to the 

Have a definite time for studying Do 
not put it oil' when the time comes. 
Use the tirst fifteen or thirty minutes of 
the study hour, ltiswellto have a pro- 
gram of study as well as of recitation. 
Do not study a lesson only half. Study 
the whole lesson to get full results. But, 
whatever your schedule of study is, com- 
ply with it. Stick to your lessons and 
you will get results. Tins is a quality 
essential b> you in later hie. Do not 
visit your neighbor during study hour 
iinkss it is absolutely necessary, lie 
considerate of others' rights. Katiugdur- 
ing study hours isabad habit and makes 
you dull; and no L'<»"i can result. Do 
not use von i Mil J j period fjr correspond- 
ence with \ oui friends. ^ ou >a t af- 
ford H while at school. Some students 
fill in then -Indies because ol too nianv 
correspondents. You are at school for 
a piupose. so do not trifle with your 


A- » e ._:,! I,, press ,>n the \ pril issue 
all are busy with examinations and 

thoughts of a joyous vacation tor three 


Ri'solufoiis of Sympathy. 

Whereas, Ii lias pleased Almighty 
God to remove from this world - , David 
Meckley, a patron of our school, 

His.. i, vi 11, That we, the faculty and 
gtudents of lilizabetbtown College, fully 
sympathize with our student, Mt. Kalph 
K. Meckley, in the loss that he sustains 
bj the death of his father. 

Resolved, That we express our sym- 
pathy to the bereaved family in their 
sore affliction. 

Resolved, Thai although we can feel 
in part only, their great sorrow, we com- 
mend the bereaved family to a loving 
father's care, Who doetb all tbings well. 

Resolved, That acopy of these reso- 
lutions be sent to the family of the de- 
ceased, an.l he published in the Kli/.a- 

ithtown Herali 

1, The Chronicle and 

ur College Tiuiei 

, Ralph W. Schlossbb 

Agnes M. Ryan 

1 Pbok. J. Z. Herb 

The resolutions on Page 3, and the 
articles under them in the -March num- 
ber of "Our College Times" were contrib- 
uted by l'lof. .1. '/.. Hen, Principal of 
the Commercial Department. The edi- 
tors neglected lo say that they were ta- 
ken from "The Business Educator" pub- 
bsned in Columbus, Ohio. 



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•^rrsrrUrtUnt *prrialiat 

Elizabethtown College 



I. N. H. Heahm, President. 

Lecturer on Bible. 

D. C. Reber,A.B.,Po.D., Acting Pres 

Higher Mathematics, Pedagogy, German 

H. K. Ober. 

Science, Mathematics. Commercial Law. 

Elizabeth Myer, M. E., 

Elocution, Grammar, Rhetoric. 

B. F. Wampler, 

Director of Music, Physical Culture, Vocal Culture. 

Flofa Good Wampler. 

Inslrumental Music. 

Edward C. Bixler, A. M., 

Latin and iireelc. 

I, G. Myer, I'd. B., 

(Absent on Leave.; 

Jacob Z. Herr, B. E. . 

Principal Commercial Department, Drawing. 

Karl K. Eshelman, B. S. L., 

Iliblical Languages, History, Exegesis. 

History, Literatuie, Shorthand. 

George H. Light, Pd. B , 

Tutor Mat hematic and Geography. 

Ralph W. Schlosser, Pd. B., 

Tutor Orthography and Arithmetic 


mi M. Sheaffer, 

B. F... 

Assistant in [nstrume. 

nal Musk 


Mi-. Miller 

Tutor Physical Cultun 

l.i izabi in Kline, 

Tutor Typewriter. 


ukr S. 11. Hertzler, 




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A Definite Pnrpose. 

By :< purpose we mean that which a 
person sets before himself :ts an ob- 
ject tn be reached or accomplished, — the 
end to which the view is directed in any 
plan, or measure, or exertion. It may 
he your purpose to be :t successful bus- 
iness man, to acquire wealth, to be an 
accomplished scholar, or an exemplary 

A man may plan to build a new house, 
but it takes him years to do it because 
his plans are not well laid. But if his 
purpose is definite, clear, exact, fixed, 
he does it, no matter what difficulties or 
hindrances are in the way. 

Another illustration. — A young man 
admires one of the fairer sex. tie de- 
termines to make her his bride. No 
barkings of a cross dog, bo long walks 
across the mountains ami through the 
». ..Ms, no forebodings in the skv of rain 
<>r storm.— nothing can turn him from 
his definite, resolute, fixed purpose. On 
he goes and « ins the girl. 

Ah, how well it would be if young 
people were just as determined in their 
purpose to get an education. Men w ho 
have been close observers have found 
that fixedness Of purpose is a grand ele- 

ment in human success. 

Men who allow themselves to be drawn 
hither and thither by difficulties and ob- 
stacles in the way, may be called nature's 
failures. No human being who halts 
habitually between two opinions, who 
cannot decide promptly, and having de- 
cided, act as if there were uo such word 
as Fail, can ever become truly great. 

Caesar never would have crossed the 
Rubicon or Washington the Delaware, 
had they not lixed their stern gaze on 
objects far beyond the perils at their 

History is almost wholly a record of 
men of purpose. There is Warren Hast- 
ings resolving to recover the home of 
his ancestors: Demosthenes, after re- 
peated effort, crowned king of oratory; 
Calhoun with the fixed intention of be- 
ing elected Congressman; Lincoln with 
the resolute purpose of re-cementing ttie 
Union; Roosevelt, with the purpose of 
eradicating the evils of corporate wealth. 

Paul says, ''This one thing I do." His 
was a detinite purpose — the salvation of 
his own, and other precious souls. 

What is your purpose young friend? 
Is it to develop your body, your mind, 
and your soul'.' Is it to etlucate your 
hand, your head, and your heart'.' 
Most, or all of you, have educated the 
hand. You can do manual labor. Manv 

OUR ('i)I.I.K<;K 1I.MK! 

of you are educating the heart by aiming 
tn live a Christian life. Are you educa- 
ting the bead? Is it your purpose to 
do so. so that you may become a greater 
power for good ill this world? 

[f so, begin at once, have a definite, a 
fixed purpose, and you shall accomplish 
the work. 

In the words of another wesay, — "Let 
each one know that work, not case, is 
the joy of living, and that the highest 
joys are attained by those who heroine 
the servant of some noble purpose." 


Back to Nature. 

(r rum School Journal, New York, April 8 i 

Last summer Mr. Eli \V. Weaver, of 
the Boys' High School, Brooklyn, wrote 
to the New York State Department of 
Agriculture that a large proportion of 
his boys desire to work on farms during 
vacation tune. Word was issued and 
soon alt. r Mr. Weaver received Hill ap- 
plications for his boys. Great was the 
delight of the boys, who spent their 
summer days on the farm. 

Now an organization has been formed, 
numbering some 2,h00 members, all 
pupils in the New York City schools 
«-CO plan to spend their summer days 
as laborers on the farm. Tack to the 
sod" appears to be a sentiment more 
deeply seated than many grown-ups 
have been willing to admit. 

Mr. Weaver has suggested an interest- 
in- solution for vacation occupation of 
the children in the congested city dis- 
tricts. The organization ought to be e\- 
tended to other cities. It would be a 
splendid thing if philanthropists could 

be attracted to the aid of such a move- 
ment in order tbat money might be se- 
emed for the transportation of pupils to 
the farms. The West could use many 
of the ambitious young people who de- 
sire to lead a useful outdoor life during 
the summer days. 

Fiftieth Birthday of Agassiz. 
may 28, 1857. 

t wrs lifts years ago 

In the pleasant month of May, 
n the beautiful l'ays de Vaud 

A child in its cradle lav. 

And Nature, tl 


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The child upon her knee. 
Saying: "Mere is a story-book 

Thy Father has written for tine." 
"Come, wander with me," she said, 
"Into regions yet untrod : 
And read what is still unread 

In the manuscripts of (bid." 

And he wandered away and away 

With Nature, the dear old nurse, 

\\ ho sang lo hun night and day 

The i b.\ mi's of the universe. 

And whenever the way seemed long, 

Or Ins heart began to fail, 
-ne would siDg a more wonderful song, 

Or tell a more marvelous tale. 
So she keeps him still a child. 

And will not let him go, 
Though at tunes his heart beats wild 

For the beautiful l'ays de Vaud ; 
Tbougb at tunes he hears in bis dreams 

The Han/, des Vaches of old. 
Ami the rush of mountain streams 

From glaciers clear and cold. 
And the mother at home says "I lark ! 

1 or bis \ nice 1 listen and J earn : 
It is gro« ing lat I and dark 

And my boy does not return ! " 
H. W. Longfellow. 

How to Get Results in Teaching. 

As we study this question, We realize 
that the "hows" or the methods used 
in getting results, are as man> and as 

varied as the students. 

I he Bible clearlj distinguishes between 

those who arc "apt to teach" and those 

who arc not: and it requires a recogni- 


men for the work of teaching. Persons 
n ho are by oature deprived of the power 
of discerning differences in their fellow-" 

beings, can never be "apt to teach." 
Nil set of directions can supply a natural 
defect in these powers of observation 
and so enable every person to be a 
skilled teacher, anymore than a set of 
directions can make every man a poet. 
a musician, or a painter. 

line of the means that has brought 
about some of the greatest results in 
teaching, in times past, was that of 
studying scholars individually. There is 
a vast difference between observing a 
child merely as a child, as a person of 
the great child world, and observing the 
child as an individual, with those char- 
acteristics and peculiarities which dis- 
tinguish him from others in the world 
in which he lives and moves. John 
Burroughs has said, "The phrenologists 
do well to locale not only form, color, 
weight, etc., in the region of the eye. 
but also a faculty which they call indi- 
viduality, that which separates, discri- 
minates, and sees in every object its es- 
sential character. The sharp eye notes 
specific points and differences; it seizes 
upon and preserve's the individuality of 
the thing." Just so the sharp eye of 
the teacher after scanning the face of the 
pupil, should, in some small degree 
know something of the wants and needs, 
the peculiarities and characteristics of 
that pupil, and lie ready to meet the 
demand. Is he exceptionally bright'.' 
Is he indifferent? Is be ambitious? Is 
he stubborn? Is he tender-hearted.' Is 
he of a kind disposition? Is he of a 
cold and sluggish temperament.' Is he 
of a generous, manly nature? Is lie 
easily influenced by others, or has he 
marked independence of character.' 
These questions and many others are 
answered by the true teacher by just one 
kindly, searching glance into the face of 
the pupil, — that glance which paves the 
way for glorious results in the lives of 

both teacher and pupil. Thus by this 
careful and close observation of the 
needs of the pupil, the teacher is en- 
abled to minister to him individually. 
It has been said, "He who cannot find 

time and find a way to study his scholars 
individually, will not have time and will 
nol know a way to teach his scholars 

Another important factor in bringing 
about results in teaching is the method 
of teaching or presenting the lesson. To 
know a thing so as to be able Jo teach it, 
is an art— an art with which every teach- 
er should be familiar. In the presenta- 
tion of the lesson there should tie a 
special portion for that extremely bright 
boy, a special portion for that ambitious 
boy, one for that indifferent boy, and so 
on. These special portions must be 
looked for and recognized in the lesson 
in order to complete the process of 
"rightly dividing the word of truth." 
Then too. the lesson should be present- 
ed in such a fascinating, interesting 
manner that it could not help but at- 
tract and hold the attention of the pu- 
pils. How to win and hold attention 
when it is not voluntary proffered is a 
question of prime and practical import- 
ance in every teacher's sphere. Here 
rests the teacher's responsibility, and 
here is where teachers get some of their 
greatest results. It is a comparatively 
easy matter to teach those who are 
really wanting to be taught, to hold the 
attention of those who are determined 
to be attentive. But there is an art as 
well as a duty in getting and holding the 
attention of scholars whose thoughts 
are Hying in every direction save that of 
the lesson, yet who show by their pres- 
ence in class that they are not unwilling 
to yield their attention, if the teacher 
can give them sufficient inducements in 
that direction. The teacher's work 
would be shorn of half its power and all 
its glory, if it were limited to the benefit 
of those scholars who came to the class 
with the readiness and ability to do 


their full duty ivithuut tbe help of a wise 

and determined teacher. The method 
employed in the exciting of interest, 
must be adapted to the peculiar char- 
acteristics and needs of the scholars. 

Again, let us look at the power which 
has possibly brought about mightier re- 
sults in the lives of young men and 
women than any other power in the 
teacher's sphere, — that of having and 
using influence. A teacher ought to be 
clear in his mind as to the direction in 
which he would influence his scholars by 
his words and by his endeavors. He 
who would influence the steamer's 
course by the quiet movement of the 
helm, needs to know the compass hear- 
ings of the land he would reach, or of 
the current lie would seek or would avoid. 
It is toward reverence, toward parity, 
tow. ml truthfulness, toward courageous 
independence, toward fidelity in little 
Clings, toward obedience, toward a grate- 
ful love of God; toward an unselfish 
love of one's fellow man, away from 
meanness, falsity, selfishness and trans- 
gressions of every kind, that the 
true teacher would influence his scholars. 
In order to do the best teaching, a teach- 
er must be the best man he can be, for it 
has been wisely said that a teacher in- 
evitably influences more by what he is 
seven days in a week. He sways his 
scholars by his own character. How 
important then, that those manifesta- 
tions of a teacher's self in his voice, 
manners, and general bearing should be 
of such a character as to always exert 
influence for good. 

Dr. Thos. Arnold, one of the greatest 
the world has ever known, was pre-emi- 
nently influential as a teacher. His 
scholars used to say that a boy who 
was under his influence at Rugby, 
could not find it in his heart to do a 
notable mean thing, because a boy's 
honor was made so much of in tbe 
teacher's teaching and practice. Tom 
Brown says, "His was not the cold, cleat- 
voice of one giving advice and warning 

from the serene heights, to those who 
were struggling and sinning below, hut 
the warm, loving voice of one who was 
lighting for us by our sides, and calling 
OU us to help him, and ourselves, and 
one another.'' A teacher's influence 
for good, whether it he his intentionally 
directed influence, 01 his influence ex- 
erted unconsciously, is not always mani- 
fested immediately in the scholar's 
character or conduct. It is never indeed 
shown in its fullness al first. It is natur- 
al and proper to expect the greatest 
good in the immediate results of influ- 
ence, but the teacher is encouraged also 
to believe that the secondary results of 
good influence may be even larger and 
better than the primary results. If not 
now, then by and by. There is en- 
couragement to tie faithful teacher in 
this thought. It has been beautifully 
said, "No steamer's pilot had ever a 
greater/ need of a knowledge of the track- 
less ocean's pathway, than has the 
teacher-pilot of an immortal scholar-soul 
in the life voyage over the sea of pro- 
bation." Elizabeth 


I'I'aken fr^m the Inglenook. ) 

' < l Easier skies, be bright and fair! 
I ihes, your perfumed incense bear! 
S« i<g bells, and chimes exultant ring' 
Yl- tiK.irs, your glorious anthems sing!" 

We all know that Faster is a festival, 
commemorating Christ's resurrection. 
Easter is the most ancient of Christian 
festivals, dating back, even before the 

celebration of Christmas. \rs, and we 

can go hack even farther than lliat. 
Kasler is older than Christianity. 

The god. less I (Stars or I'.aslre seems to 

have been the personification of the 

morning or Bast, and also of the opening 
year or spring. The Anglo-Saxon name 
Of April is Kstormonath. and is still 

known in Germany as< letermonat, mean- 
ing Easter month. The worship of this 
goddess ( istara, struck deep root in tier- 
many, and was brought to England bj 


ebrated in Germany till the beginning of 
the eighteenth century. Like the May 
observances of England u was special!] 
a festival oi joy. .Many of the Easter 
customs are of pagan origin. 

The reformers of the sixteenth century 
loudly and successfully raised their voices 
against the indecency of the popular 
sports, dances and farcical exhibitions 
in which even the clergy joined. 

It was the usual policy of the ancient 
church, seeking to convert surrounding 
pagans, to endeavor to give a Christian 
significance to such of the rites as could 
not be rooted out; and in this ease the 
conversion was very easy. Joy at the 
rising of the natural sun, and at the 
awakening of nature from the death of 
winter, became joy at the rising of the 
Sun of Righteousness, at the resurrection 
of < 'In ist from the grave. 

Easter was a favorite tune for the rite 
of baptism, tor the giving of alms and 
lor the freeing of slaves. ( )n Easter day 
the people saluted each other with the 
Easter kiss. Easter marks the transition 
from the austerities of Lent to more con- 
genial, worldly vanities, from sorrow and 
doubt to the assured hope of ever-last- 
ing love. 

Fairest of all flowers to lend its sweet- 
ness and purity to this festal occasion is 
the lily. To the Egyptians the lily was 
emblematic of joy immortal; to ancients 
it meant power and strength; and to us 
it is the emblem of purity. The lily is 
one of the oldest known flowers. It was 
in the gardens of Babylon 1200 B. I'. 
The lily figures in the pictures of saints, 
who were famed for the [unity of their 

The Candidum Lily is always spoken 
of as "the flower of the Virgin." Ap- 
propriate above all other lilies, are the 
Bermuda and Longifiorum, whose wax- 
en trumpets have gained for them the 
name of Annunciation Lilies. The lily 
always has been -a saint among flowers 

and around it innumerable legends have 
clustered, the most beautiful being that 

after the Savior rose from the tomb, his 
footprints, as he walked were marked 
by snow-white lilies winch everywhere 
sprang up and blossomed where he 

stepped. This is given as the origin of 
their name "Easter Lily," and their use 
as a symbol of the resurrection. 

The grow th of the lily from the tiuy 
germ entirely hidden by the brown bulb. 
to its liual perfect beauty and loveliness, 
points out the story of the death of the 
body and the redemption of the soul, 
much more beautiful than tongue can 

Rosa Mi 

Class of 1908. 

The Class of 1908 consists of the fol- 
low mg members:Misses Leah M. Sheaii'er, 
Gertrude Hess, Lilian Kisser, Daisy P. 
Eider, Lizzie Weaver, Anna Wolgemuth, 
Orella Cochnauer, Maud Sprinkle, Kath- 
ryn Zeigler, Edith Martin, Gertrude 
Newcomer; the gentlemen are, Messrs. 
Trostle P. Dick, Chalmer Latshaw, Martin 
Brandt, Russell Hartman, Elmer Kuhl, 
Amos (i. Hottenstein, Christian Nell', 
Henry L. Smith, Samuel G. Mever, 
Willis W. Gibbel, R. F. King. John /.. 
H err. 

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Extracts from Chapel Talk on 

"Character Building'' by 

Mrs. Wamplcr. 

than w hat we know. 

Emerson says: "The truest test of 
civilization is not the census, nor the 
size (it cities, nor the crops; no but the 
kind oT men the country turns out." 

character are the following : 

I. IIonksty. — An honest man is the 
noblest work of God. Shakespeare ex- 
pres*es this trait in the following: "This 
above all to thine own self be tine, ami 
it must follow as the night the day, 
thou canst not then be false to anv 

•ausecl some of our honored 

2. Purpose.— "Thy purpose firm is 

hold their exalted position? 

eipial to the deed, lie who does the 

•ause of wealth ? .No many 

best his circumstances will allow docs 

Was ,i high birth? No for 

well, acts nobly, angels could do no 

mi" horn of humble parents. 


cation ? Again we must ali- 

it. Aim.— 

tor maiiv bad no College or 

"Aim at the highe>t prize, 

Was it emu 
swer no. 

University course, but it was their real 
north that caused men hke Washington, 
Lincoln and women like Queen Victoria, 
Frances Willard and many others who 
became to the w orld what they were. In 
the words of liiitteruot th 1 would say : 
"Not wealth, bill welfare is success; 
beneficence life's crown must bring. 
I'or nothing owes but righteousness, 
And character is everything." 
"We are building every day. 
In a good or evil way. 
And the structure as it grows 
Will our inmost selves disclose. 
1)0 you ask what building this, 
That can show both pain and bliss, 
'that can lie both dark and fair, 
l.o ! It's name is character." 

To possess a good character is within 
the power of every one, rich or poor, 
high or low, young or old, and I believe 
it is our duty to have an unspotted 

"He who enters upon any study, pur- 
suit, amusement pleasure, habit or 
course of life without considering its 
effects upon his character, is not a trusty 
or an honest man." 

The first thing to consider in building 
is the foundation; so 1 Cor. 3:11 says, 
"For Ol her foundation can no man lay 
than that is laid which is Jesus Christ." 

If there thou fail 

Thou'lt happily reach to one 

Not far below. 

Strive first the goal to compass, 

! I to. i soon th v speed, 

The attempt may ne'er the less 

The next best post i<> conquer." 


"Life should be full of earnest work, 

Our hearts undashed by fortunes frov 
Let perseverance conquer fate. 

And merit i 

the victors cri 

5. PuKITY. — David said, — "Who shall 
ascend into the hill of the Lord'.' or who 
shall stand in His holy place? He that 
hath clean hands and a pure heart." 

ti. Ski.k-Contkoi..— "In the suprem- 
ae\ of self-control" says Herbert Spen- 
cer consists "one of the perfections ol 
the ideal man." 

Kame is a vapor, popularity an acci- 
dent, riches take wings, those who cheer 
today will curse tomorrow, only one 
thing endures — character. -Horace 

Talks in Chapel 
Prof. .1. Z. Herr gave a short talk m 
chapel on April 3, in which be empha- 
sized the following points : 1. the 

anxiety of the parent as to how his son 

i ol.l.K.IK TIMKS 

or daughter will turn out at school. - 
The influence that old students should 
exert on new ones, or their example. 3. 
The kind of conversation on the halls. 
in the classrooms and in the dining 
room. I. .Manners— the chief corner- 
stone in life. •"). Harmony that should 
exist between students. 

On April !•, l'rof. K. K. Kshelnian de- 
livered an excellent talk to the student 
body in which he dwelt on the following 

What \m» How Shall We Eat.— We 
must be careful or we will ruin our stom- 
achs. What we eat outside of the din- 
ing room does us little good. Our con- 
duct at the table is an index to our char- 

J. What You Head.— A good esti- 
mate of a person can be made by look- 
ing at his or her library. What we read 
silently moulds our character. We can 
not read light novels and condescend to 
read love stories; we have no time; we 
can't afford it. Head solid literature that 
will build character. 

:;. What Kind ok Company You 
Keep. — If you go with the crowd you 
are judged by the crowd, no matter 
what your character may be. .Select as- 
sociates from good characters, not from 
questionable ones. L'se your own in- 
fluence to elevate society. As you go 
out from school, you are looked upon as 
a model. The people will do as you do 
until ycu betray their confidence. 

4. What and Where You Write. — 
All things have their places. Writing 
lias its place. Those who see a person 
write on the walls, have a lower estimate 
of that person. Keep the walls of the 
rooms neatly decorated. One can read 
much of the student by the appearance 
of his room. It is an index to his char- 

:.. What We Say. hid Do.— Boister- 
ous conduct is an index of character. 
The true lady and gentlemen never be- 
come boisterous. If students wish to 
become great, they must become great 

in little things. Don't speak evil of any- 
one Wait until you have thought 
it before you speak. Hasty speaking 
only lowers one's character and weakens 
line's influence among students. 

K. W. s. 

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A Visitor. 

Mr. George Lane from Lancaster, a 
representative of the Conestoga trolley 
company about to extend its lines to 
Klizabethtown, paid a school visit to the 
college. He addressed the student body 
in chapel in the following brief remarks: 
"Your school is founded upon right and 
God, and God only knows what good is 
done here. The facultv have entered 
upon the grandest work ever given to 
man; i, e., teaching. Time can only tell 
the effects of their labors. l>o right. 
Bight will triumph every time." Mr. 
Lane's talk was much appreciated and 
we hope he will visit us whenever he 

Truth, health and freedom are the 
three golden links in the chain of happi- 

Grit will help you over the mountain 
of difficulty and through the valley of 




The Spring Term opened -Man 
w nil a large enrollment. Though i 
ahead \ the fourth week in the 
four new names were added to the 
and more are ex pected. 

The number of boarding .students is bo 
great as to necessitate the enlarging of 
i ihles so as to accommodate twelve and 
fourteen at some tables. 

sbelman may be seen spade in hand 
ying their luck at digginggarden. Dr. 
eber's Held of wheat is nourishing 

\'e ueeu teaching iiui 
are liaek to COllti 
Misses Blanche Fisl 


their wo 

Anna Cannon, Edith Martin, Lillian 

Kisser, Man Daveler, Amur I inger, 

Stella Frant/,, Miunie Cinder, Anna Mar- 
tin; and Messrs. I.. I;, Earhart, II. K. 
Kns . Ii. II. Hernley, Kay Cruber, S. 11. 
Kieiei, Jacob s. Myers, \V. K. Cish, I'. 
B. Cibble, S. K. McDauuel, II. II. Nye. 

Miss Ettie Shank who was a student 
here in 11KI6. served as secretary for the 
anniversary ol the Keystone Literary 
Society held April 10. 

Mrs. Minnie Stautter and her daughters, 
Minerva and barab, are building a new 
house on College Avenue, a slum dis- 
tance from the one occupied by Mr. 
lrvin Staulfer. 

On April 2, Mr. Uashore paid a fare- 
well visit to his sister, Mrs. Susan Trim- 
mer, lie expects to make his home in 
the lulure with a son or daughter in 
Los Angeles, California. 

The graduating class with Mr. Amos 
C. Hottenstein as president and Leah 
M. Sheatl'er secretary, are transacting 
much business — ordering invitations, 
pennants, deciding on tree for Arbor 
Day, arranging program and practising 
music for the same. 

Among the old students who attended 
the anniversary exercises on April III, 
were: Anna Rover, Mary Royer '07, ('. 
S. Hoteinger and Jacob Cray bill '07. 

i in these nice Spring days after class 
work is over, In. Reber and Prof. ti. E. 

Keystone Literary Society. April 21. 

. At present the society is having very 
interesting programs. Last Friday even- 
ing. April 17, the subject for debate was: 
Resolved, That ambition has done more 
harm than good. The judges decided 
in Fa\ or of ihe affirmative. 

This week the society will he held mi 
Saturday evening instead of Friday 
evening on account ol the lecture to be 
given by Prof. F. II. Creen in the Col- 
lege Chapel on Friday evening. We ex- 
pect a good program. All invited. 

The officers at present are: I'res. Mr. 
Waller l.ish; Vice I'res., Mr. (i. A. \V. 
Slaull'er: Secretary. Miss Mamie Keller: 
Editor, Miss Elizabeth Hassler; Critic, 
Mr. II. L. Smith: Treasurer, Mr. s. <;. 
Meyer; Librarian, Miss Mary Myers; 
Chorister, Miss Kmma Cashman. Report- 
er, Miss Anna K. Longenecker. 

Anna K. Longenecker. 

Arbor Day Program. 

According to the custom for a number 

of years, the class of 1908 will observe 

Arbor Day on April L'l. The program is 
as follows : 

1. Music 

2. Address by I'res. of Class, 

A. < ;. Hottensb in. 

3. Essay, Gertrude Newcomer. 

I. Music. 

5. Recitation, Edith Martin. 

(i. Oration. E. K. Kulil. 

7. Music. 

8. Address, l'rol. ( Iher. 

B. Planting of Tree, by Class. 

in. Music, by Class. 

The class on this occasion will plant an 
elm tree on the campus in front of Alpha 



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college Campus, College Kays. Juniata 
Echo, Normal Vidette, Purph and Cold, 
.Purple and White, Kes Academicae and 
(he ( California Student 

The Normal Vidette its a neat and in- 
teresting journal. The Symposium on 
the present problem of society, -'what to 
do with the liquor traffic," shows origin- 
ality ami breadth of thought. 

Every phase of education is directed 
by high ideals. — luniata Echo. 

The Emersonian Number of College 
Hays is bright and catchy. The contri- 
butions are well prepared and the bio- 
graphy of Emerson is well worth reading. 

Christian parentsand patrioticciti/.ens; 
as yon desire the good of your children, 
the permanence of your national liberty, 
and the spread of the gospel in all lands, 
support i he Christian College.— Purple 


Esther. The Beantifnl Queen. 

This is the name of the Cantata to be 
rendered by the chorus class of the Col- 
lege during commencement week. The 
beautiful story of this Queen is found in 
the hook of Esther. Her noble life 
should he one of inspiration and more 
especially when told in song. 

Esther was born in Persia, 500 years 
before Christ. Being an orphan from 
infancy she was adopted by her uncle 
Mordecai, who, recognizing her great 
natural beauty, trained her in the ac- 
complishments of highest womanhood. 
She was chosen by the King of the 
Realm to he his wife and Queen. She 
.lid not disclose her nationality. Hauian 
was Premier and favorite of the King. 

Hainan haled Mordecai because he 
would not worship him as the king had 

nnlanded. lie .lid not know Morde- 

cai'S relation lo the Queen. To he re- 
venged In- obtained a decree from (he 

km.' In destroy all the. lews in the prov- 
inces. Mordecai discovers the plot 
and.chargcs the Queen to petition the 
King for the safety of her people which 
she does at the peril of her lite, on ac- 
count Of the law that no one shall go to 
the King unhidden. Ilei people plead 
with her and pray for her success while 
she goes before the King. 

The King hears her petition, and 
Hainan is defeated. Hainan has pre- 
pared a gallows 50 cubits high lor Mor- 
decai. An attendant informs the King 
of the tact. The King orders Hainan to 
he hanged on his own gallows and pro- 
claims Mordecai Premier in his stead. 
The Jews, Queen Esther's people, are 
saved and greatly rejoice to the Cod of 
their salvation. 

The beautiful minor strains represent- 
ing the .lews lament, the shouts of joy 
w !"•:: they see proud Hainan fall and 
the grand climax with strong harmony 
and melody make this composition one 
of intense interest from beginning to 
end. The devotion of the Queen to her 
people, the indignation of Hainan, the 
pleadings of Mordecai for deliverance 
are most impressively told in song and 
story. It is a Bible story set to music 
and sung all over the laud as one of the 
most unique, pleasing and uplifting can- 
tatas of its kind in existence. 

Flora (loon W ijipler. 

Alumni Notes. 

The executive committee of the Eliza- 
beth town College Alumni Association 
met on April 4, to prepare a program to 
be rendered on Wednesday evening of 
commencement week. A program was 
temporarily arranged, the announcement 
of which will appear in the next issue. 
Watch for it. It was also decided to no- 
tify all the active members of the Asso- 
ciation of a proposed amendment to the 
Alumni Constitution. After discussing 
some other minor matters the committee 

topics of the Alumni Constitution are 
on sale at the College Book-room. The 
whdc cover is modest and pretty. 



Anni versary of the Keystone Lit- 
erary Society. 
Iii spite of the inclemency of the 

weather, a large an<l attentive audience 
gathered to witness the Seventh Anniver- 
sary Exercises of the Keystone Literary 
Society held in Cohere Chapel, on r'ri- 
ilay evening, April 10th. 

The meeting was called to order by J. 
K. Uraybill, a graduate of 1907, now pas- 
tor of 1 1 1 e Brethren Church at Aunvell, 
N. .1. The invocation was given by Bro. 
Nathan .Martin, of Kli/.abelhtowu. Mr. 
i.ravbill gave a cordial welcome to all. 
He expressed his gratitude and loyalty 
P> his Alma Mater, and to the Keystone 
Literary Society for helpful training re- 

The recitation given by Miss Minerva 
Staulfer was received in such a manner 
as to do full justice to the reciter's skill 
and the sentiment of the selection. 

The Literary Echo, read bv Miss Annie 
Hollinger, contained something tor all, — 
humor, common sense and advice. Es- 
pecially interesting were the letters from 
absent members. 

The chief feature of the evening was 
the address given by Dr. C. A. Bowman, 
Dean of Albright College, Myerstown, 
Pa, His theme was ti.e "Prismatic 
Spectrum of Human Life.'' To say that 
the address was appreciated by all is 
stating it mildly. 

The music of the evening was well ren- 
dered and well received. The Commit- 
tee deserves to be congratulated on the 
i of the occasion. Agnes Ryan. 

Address of Welcome by J. F. 

"Teachers, classmates, students and 
friends of education, it is by the provi- 
dence of Cod that we are privileged to 
he again present at the anniversary ex- 
ercises of the Keystone Literary Society. 
We arc met to erect the seventh mile- 
-luni ill this organization." 

"twelve months have passed into his- 
tory since we last met here. The last 
four weeks nave seemed as long as the 
eleven months preceding. It was then 
1 received the cordial letter inviting me 
to be present at this meeting. It was 
due partly to the artistic nature of. 
the letter that I am present tonight; 
partly to my feeling of loyalty to my 
Alma Mater." 

"Much that I have, I owe to this or- 
ganization. I feel greatly indebted to 
it. It is theory put to practice. 1 was 
here as an active member and took part 
in its work. And right here, let me 
urge you all to make the best use of 
your opportunities for literary work." 

"I have wondered why I was asked to 
come here tonight. Is there any wav to 
I now the attitude of the teachers and 
students toward one'.' This was my 
home for two years and is still my home. 
The very atmosphere of the place makes 
it home. There is more at Elizabeth- 
town College than the surface, more 
than the buildings, family, and student 
body. There is a magnetic power which 
draws from all quarters. There are 
many members of the class of 1907 here 
tonight as a result of that magnetic 
power. We welcome them and in the 
name of the Keystone Literary Society 
of Elissabetbtown College, wr bid you 
welcome, welcome, all welcome." 

Dr. C. A. Bowman's Address. 

As 1 look into your faces this evening, 
1 recall the words of Emerson in address- 
ing an audience. Said he, "You start 
out on the American road and all is \o\ B- 
ly: you go out from the city of New 
Haven, out into the country between 
hedges and stone walls, and a little far- 
ther on the cattle trails, and it linally 
ends in a Bquirrel's track and then runs 
Up a tree." This illustration not only ap- 
plies to the American road, but to the 
life of too many of our American youth, 
they end in running up a tree. There is 
uai rowing down instead of broadening; 

instead ol expansion there is contraction. 

• mi esleei I Dr. Sheaffer has said thai 

tli e greatest problem in American life is 
the boy; and next is the girl, and il I 
were in add the third, I should say that 
the third in the American College where 
the boj and girl are educated. 

It was ray purpose to speak this even- 
ing upon the meaning of font years of 
College Life. But definitions are pesky 
things. You know Plato's definition of 
man was, "A biped without feathers." 
Diogenes captured a rooster, picked its 
leathers, brought il in to him and said, 
"Plato, here is your man." Alter think- 
ing of defining what College Ljfe means, 1 
concluded that to invent a definition 
would he almost an impossibility. The 
fact is that as American people we are. 
socially, not yet fully evolved. I found 
myself in the place of a boy growing up, 
too little to do some things, too big to 
cry about other things. The grown-ups 
won'l plav with him because he ia too 

Snmnier Term Announcement. 

The Hoard of Trustees have authorized 
the addition of a fourth term to our 
school calendar, making the total length 
of the school yeai forty-six weeks. Ac- 
cordingly a Summer School of six weeks 
will open at Elizabetbtown College, July 
6th, and close August nth. 1908. 

The purpose ol this Summer Term is 
to accommodate any students pursuing 
regular courses in the College, and also 
teaching in the public schools during 
the fall and Winter. In this way teach- 
ers may enter at the opening of the 
Spring Term, and continue during the 
Summer Term, making about half a 
school year, without discontinuing teach- 
ing. Others preparing for College, or 
desiring to make up deficiencies, or to 
take advanced standing may also enter. 

The instruction will be given by the 
Acting President, unless the attendance 

liach student may pursue not more 
than three branches during the Summer 
Session, and by doubling the time of the 
recitation, the student may complete 

Tuition will be $3.00 for one Study, 
$8.01) for two, or $10.00 for three, pay- 
able August :!. Hooks may be rented or 
purchased at the College book-room. 
Boarding may be secured in the viciniti 
of the College or in town. Students 
will have tree access to the College Li- 
brary and Reading-room. 

further particulars will be given upon 
application lo the Acting President. 

Library Notes. 

The following books were I" 
le Sunday Bible Class Fund 


4. Du Hois. The Point of Contact in 

:,. Edersheiin, The Life and Times of 
Jesus the Messiah. — - volumes. 

(>. Cordon, quiet Talks on service. 

7. Hall, Plain Points on Personal Pur- 

8. Puce, Ancestry of our English Bible. 

9. Schauifler, The Teacher, the Child 
and the Book. 

Id. Hurlbut, Bible Atlas. 
11. Smith, Historical (ieographv of 
the Holy Land. 

11'. Speer, The Marks of a Man. 

13. Trumbull, Teaching and Teachers. 

14. U'ells, Sunday School Success, 
other books lately added to the Library: 

1. Brown, Report of Commissioner of 
Education, 1906.— Congressional Libra- 
rian. 'J. volumes. 

2. schwarz. The Cumberland Blue 
Book. — Library Fund. 

.;. Seiss, Lectures on tWe Apocalvpse, 
^volumes,— Eld. W. M. Howe. ' • 

4. Young, Coot Class Book — Book 

The committee has in contemplation 
the purchase of a series of standard 
works on Pedagogy and related subjects. 
The class of 1908 has decided to donate 
a number of volumes. Special efforts 
will also he put forth to increase the 
Missiou Library. L. D. Bosk. Libiarian. 

Why Time for Easter Varies. 

The proper time for the celebral F 

Easter, lias occasioned considerable cou- 
troversy. The dispute arose in the 
second century between the Eastern and 
Western Christians. The Easterns cele- 
brated Easter mi the fourteenth of the 
first Jewish iiiimtli or moon, considering 
it to be equivalent to the Jewish l'ass- 
over, wlnle the Westerns celebrated it 
the Sunday alter the fourteenth and 
held that it commemorated the resur- 
rection of Jesus. The Council at Nieaea 
(iu 325) decided in favor of Western 
usage and thus determined that Easter 
was to he held on Sunday, but not on .1 
certain day of the month or moon. At 
the tune of the introduction of the Ureg- 
oriau calendar, it was debated whether 
blaster should uoutinue to he movable, or 
n hethet a Sised Sunday alter tin- l." I s t of 
March should be adopted, hut respect 
for ancient custom led the ecclesiastic 
authorities to chug to the method of de- 
termination by the moon. This moon 
by which Luster is determined is not the 
real moon which we see in the heavens, 
but an imaginary moon, the periods of 
which are so arranged that the new moon 
always follows the real new moon (two 
or three days). The effect of this is that 
the imaginary full moon always falls on 
the Loth or Kith of the real moon. 
With this explanation of what is meant 
by lull moon, viz., that it is tiie four- 
teenth of the imaginary or calendar 
moon, the rule is that Easter Day is al- 
ways the first Sunday alter the full 
moon which happens upon or next alter 
tne -1st of March; if the full moon tails 
on the Sunday after that. 

the object iu arranging this imaginary 
or calendar moon was, that Easter might 
never fall on the same day as the Jewish 
Passover. They did occur, however, in 
isu.., L825 ami L903, and will do so again 
in 1923 on the 1st of April: in 1927 OD 
the 17th of April; and in 1981 on the 
L9th of April. In 1761 an. I 1818, Easter 
fell on the 22ud of March, hut this will 

the case in any year of the 20th 
v. The latest Easter in tins cen- 

When the Green Gits Back 
in the Trees. 

In the Springtime when the green gits 

Ami the sun comes out and stays, 
And your hoots pull on with a good 
tight squeeze. 
Ami you think of voiir barefoot .lays; 

When y )il to work and you want to 

An. I you an. I w ife agrees 
It's time to spade up the garden lot- 
When the green gits hack on the trees. 
Well, work is the least of my idees 

When the green you know gits back in 

the trees. 


Ck in the trees. 

In that kind of a ••l.a/.v-go-as-yoii- 
please " 

Old gait they hum 101111 in: 
When the ground's all hal.l where the 
hayrick stno.l 

And the cricket s riz. and the hree/.e 
Coaxes the bloom in the old dogwood, 
Ami the green gits back in the trees — 

I like, 1 say. in such scenes as these, 

The time when the green gits back in 

When the whole tail leathers ..'winter 

Is all pulled .ml and gone, 
A n.l the sap it thaws ami begins to chin b; 

And the sweat it starts out on 
A feller's fonei.l. a-gitlin' down 

At the old spring on his knees— 
1 kind o' likes jes a-loaferin' num.' 

When the green gits back 111 the trees — 

Jes' a-potterin' roun' as 1 may please. 
When the green, you know, gits back in 
the trees. 

—.lames Whitcomb Rile; . 



1 1 1 1 1 ir 

.II.'. I 

students id L900 is married and lives at 
I it! Reed Avenue, Mosennes, about 3S) 
miles from Pittsburg. His mother telle 
ib thai John is stout and strong, 
and weighs li)4 pounds. He is the 
father of a daughter, Lorraine, seven 
months old, 

Miss Sue Buckwalter has resigned her 
position as teacher of a school near 
South Wales. Montgomery county, and 
lias accepted the primary school at 
Penllyn at a salary of $•"><» a month. The 
term is ten months and will not close 
until June 24, She and her sister Lydia 
now lodge and board under the same 

It is with a sense of pride and deep 
appreciation, that we note the recogni- 
tion, by school men. of the ability of 
bur graduates, as they go out to fill po- 
sitions in the world. One of these rec- 
ognitions is the appointment by Prof. 
Wright, Superintendent of Bedford 
county, of Miss Ruth Stayer ^07) as 
one of a committee to examine the ap- 
plicants for graduation from the public 
schools in the above named county. 
One of the committee is selected by the 
teachers, another by the school directors 
and the third is generally Prof. Wright 
himself, but he has appointed Miss 
Staver to act as his substitute. 

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